New State-of-the-art Facility Opening in Bluffton

BLUFFTON, S.C. — Coming soon to Bluffton, the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Culinary Institute of the South.

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The 29,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility is set to open this fall. >>SEE FULL STORY

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Chef Miles Huff: Leading Men of the Lowcountry

Hilton Head Monthly, October 2020

At the heart of Culinary Institute of the South’s mission will be the school itself, opening in the fall of 2021. At 26,000 square feet, the facility will feature six academic classrooms, two teaching kitchens, two baking labs, a lecture theater and a teaching restaurant that will be open to the public. Their expertly crafted curriculum will grant associates degrees and certificates in a range of culinary disciplines and specializations to help train the next generation of chefs. …. Read full article here.

TCL names Foodseum

October 2020

The Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry, set to open fall 2021, will now also house the Foodseum, an interactive museum experience dedicated to Southern food.

“The Foodseum will be the first of its kind in the South and will attract residents and tourists alike to discover the area’s rich food heritage,” TCL President Dr. Richard Gough said.

Its Bluffton location sits perfectly between Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., two of the most popular Southern cities in America. The Foodseum will showcase immersive educational exhibits, tasting events, guest lecturers and chefs, and hands-on seminars.

“The Foodseum will enhance the Culinary Institute of the South’s programming and educational opportunities while preserving Southern food history and ensuring its relevance in future generations,” Dean Miles Huff said…Read full article here.

Culinary Institute of the South Breaks Ground

October 2019

Technical College of the Lowcountry hosted its groundbreaking ceremony for the Culinary Institute of the South on Tuesday, October 15 onsite at Buckwalter Place in Bluffton. Crowds of supporters from state and local legislators to future students gathered under a large white tent to celebrate the occasion.

“This is the community’s culinary school, an initiative that began almost four years ago,” TCL President Dr. Richard Gough said. “We are here today, in large part, due to the vision, leadership, and support of the Beaufort County Council, Beaufort County School District and the Town of Bluffton.”… Read more here.

A Taste of What’s to Come

Food has a way of bringing people together. And now, it has a special opportunity to close the gap between industry and workforce in the Lowcountry. The Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry is set to open in the fall of 2020 in Bluffton’s Buckwalter Place. This 26,000 square-foot facility has received more than $11.5 million in local funding from Beaufort County, Beaufort County School District and the Town of Bluffton. Read more…

New culinary program approved at Technical College of the Lowcountry


This Proposed Lowcountry Museum Would Have Exhibits You Can See — and Eat

Beaufort Gazette/Island Packet

Flip on one of television’s many food or cooking-related shows and there’s a pretty decent chance your screen will be full of images of shrimp and grits, barbecue, or fresh oysters on the half shell…. Read more.