Public to get ‘first look’ at Culinary Institute of the South this week

Published on November 15, 2021

Grand opening and ribbon cutting to include food, refreshments and tours of new campus

A grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Culinary Institute of the South will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 18, on the new campus in Buckwalter Place.

The public is invited to attend.

The event will mark the official opening of the school and will include:

The Culinary Institute is set to open this fall. Rendering provided.
  • Opening remarks and ribbon cutting beginning at 11 a.m.
  • Self-guided tours through 2 p.m. to include a first-hand look at kitchens, classrooms and other areas inside the new facility.
  • Small bites from the area’s sponsoring and participating restaurants and companies.

The Culinary Institute of the South is at 1 Venture Drive, Buckwalter Place, in Bluffton.

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 training facility featuring six academic classrooms, two teaching kitchens and one show kitchen, one baking lab, a lecture theater, one teaching restaurant and a café. A FOODseum, an interactive museum which will tell the story of Southern food, is set to open on the campus in 2022. Students can choose from one of three program areas – Baking & Pastry, Culinary and Hospitality – and can elect to earn an associate’s degree or certificate in these areas. For more information visit

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