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The Lowcountry’s travel and tourism industry is the area’s number one economic driver. For our local industry to remain healthy and competitive, restaurants and resorts need a locally trained, professional culinary workforce. It’s time to answer their call and enroll at the Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry.

1 Venture Drive
Bluffton SC 29910
culinary@tcl.edu
843-305-8575


The Curriculum

The Culinary Institute of the South offers hands-on, practical training in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality. Highly trained, credentialed instructors teach both theory and practical application in and out of the kitchen. Expand your menu of skills by completing internships in the Lowcountry’s own world-renowned restaurants and resorts. Training in customer service, hospitality and entrepreneurship round out the curriculum. Plus, general education courses can be completed at any campus or online.

Looking to take a class just for fun? See our course offerings below in Personal Enrichment.


Eat with Us:

Now open! Please be our guest. You can dine-in right in The Bistro, our teaching restaurant, or get a quick grab-and-go item from The Clist Café.


About the Culinary Institute of the South

  • The all-new Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry is located in Blufton’s Buckwalter place.
  • The 30,305 square-foot best-in-class culinary training facility features six academic classrooms; two computer labs; two teaching kitchens; a baking lab; a lecture theater; a grab-and-go café and a teaching restaurant.
  • Associate degrees and college certificates in a variety of in-demand culinary disciplines and specializations will be offered.
  • Coming soon: the FOODseum, an interactive museum, will preserve and bring to life the true story of Southern food.

Fast Facts

Culinary Institute of the South News

5th Annual Chefs Table Benefit a Huge Success

5th Annual Chefs Table Benefit a Huge Success

Funds raised from the benefit will go to support the Culinary Institute of the South Thanks to the generous support ...
Culinary-Arts

TCL to host enrollment events, job fair this fall

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host two enrollment events and a job fair coming up this fall. First, ...
Culinary Institute hosts Hampton campers, funded by Truist Foundation

Culinary Institute hosts Hampton campers, funded by Truist Foundation

More than 30 high school students from the Hampton County School District recently completed a four-week culinary summer camp at ...
Lights, camera – food?

Lights, camera – food?

Students and staff from the Culinary Institute of the South cater movie set The Culinary Institute of the South at ...
FOODseum at Culinary Institute of the South to host exhibit by Amiri Farris

FOODseum at Culinary Institute of the South to host exhibit by Amiri Farris

The FOODseum at the Culinary Institute of the South will host an exhibit this fall by Lowcountry artist Amiri Geuka ...
TCL taps Francine Marz to lead Culinary Institute of the South

TCL taps Francine Marz to lead Culinary Institute of the South

The Technical College of the Lowcountry has hired Chef Francine Marz to serve as Dean of the Culinary Institute of ...