Culinary Institute to hold Enrollment Expo on April 18

Is food your first love? Looking to take your skills to the next level?

If so, now’s your chance to learn more about the region’s newest culinary school – the Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry.

The Culinary Institute will host an Enrollment Expo for prospective students from 8 a.m. to noon, on Monday, April 18 onsite at 1 Venture Drive in Bluffton’s Buckwalter Place.

“What a great time to enroll with us, and what a great time to be in this business,” said Chef Miles Huff, Dean of the institute.

As the tourism and hospitality industry continues to rebound from the pandemic, there’s been an ongoing demand for workers – especially employees with the right skills set, Huff said.

“Wages are up 30% and often come with a sign-on bonus, and that’s just from a few months ago,” he said.

Attendees will be able to learn more about associate degree and certificate options in Baking & Pastry, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. 

In addition, information on scholarships and financial aid as well as application assistance will be provided onsite. And the best part of all – faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions prospective students may have, Huff said.

RSVP now at www.tcl.edu/exporsvp or visit www.tcl.edu/expo for more information.

About the Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry 

The Culinary Institute of the South is a 30,000 square-foot, world-class training facility in Bluffton, South Carolina. It features two teaching kitchens, a bake lab, a lecture theater, a café, a teaching restaurant, two academic classrooms, two computer labs and a ballroom for events or additional classroom space. A FOODseum™, an interactive museum that will tell the story of Southern food, is set to open on the campus in late 2022. Students can choose from three program areas – Baking & Pastry, Culinary, and Hospitality – and can elect to earn an associate degree or certificate in these areas. For more information visit www.tcl.edu/culinary-institute

About TCL 

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is the region’s primary provider of higher education and workforce training. The public, two-year, multi-campus community college serves approximately 5,000 students annually. TCL has campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hampton and serves Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties. For more information visit www.tcl.edu.

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