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The Culinary Institute of the South offers hands-on, practical training in three main disciplines: culinary arts, baking and pastry, and hospitality. The Institute’s instructors are highly trained, experienced and credentialed. Expand your menu of skills by completing internships in the Lowcountry’s own world-renowned restaurants and resorts. Students will study both theory and practical kitchen applications along with hospitality management and operations. Customer service training and principles of entrepreneurship are also key components.

Start Now!

Although the Culinary Institute won’t open until 2020, you can still start classes now. We’ll begin offering cooking classes this fall at the all-new  teaching kitchen at the New River Campus. Plus, general education courses can be completed at any campus or online. You could be the first graduating class of the Culinary Institute of the South!

CULINARY ARTS

ASSOCIATE DEGREE – coming soon!

Master a variety of cuisines and culinary techniques. Classes include the certificate curriculum plus menu planning; hospitality management; food and beverage controls; and marketing. General education courses and an internship round out the curriculum. Graduates are prepared to provide professional culinary services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments.

CERTIFICATE – coming soon!

Earn a college certificate in less than a year. Courses include food production, introduction to baking, a survey of the hospitality industry and more. Graduates are ready for entry-level positions as prep cooks in restaurants.

RESTAURANT COOK SKILLS – enroll now!

This certificate focuses on cooking and related culinary arts skills and prepares individuals for a variety of jobs within the food service industry. Includes instruction in food preparation; cooking techniques; equipment operation and maintenance; sanitation and safety; communication skills; applicable regulations; and principles of food service management.

BAKING & PASTRY ARTS

ASSOCIATE DEGREE – coming soon!

Classes include the certificate curriculum plus courses in general education; laminated doughs and pastries; candies and confectioneries; hospitality marketing and management; and an internship. Graduates are prepared to land meaningful baking and pastry positions or start their own businesses.

CERTIFICATE – coming soon!

In less than a year of studies, this certificate program prepares students to work in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. Courses include artisan breads, cake decorating, a survey of the hospitality industry and more.

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT

ASSOCIATE DEGREE – coming soon!

Learn how to manage hospitality operations and facilities. Courses include the certificate curriculum plus courses in general education; hospitality industry principles; communications and leadership; hospitality law; marketing; convention and event management; and more. Internships provide valuable hands-on training and real-world experience. Graduates, with experience, can expect to fill supervisory positions.

CERTIFICATE – enroll now!

Upgrade your management skills to increase employment opportunities in just under a year. Courses help you build management skills in a variety of hospitality sectors including resort development, hotels, food service, conventions and more.

Contact


Chef Miles Huff

Dean

843.470.6046

mhuff@tcl.edu

Culinary Institute of the South

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