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Palmer Campus Facilities

Main Entry
The entry lobby of the Culinary Institute at Palmer Campus will provide an attractive forum for college and community receptions and other events. It can be used in conjunction with the amphitheater and dining room. The design resembles that of the lobby of the TTC Main Campus Center for Economic Development.
Dining Room
The 50-seat dining room lab is adjacent to and served by the student-run production kitchen. The facility’s design, highlighted by bold lines and bright colors, garnered LS3P Associates an Honor Award, the American Institute of Architect’s highest.  Inside 181 Palmer’s sparkling glass walls, tables are dressed in crisp linens and Stolzle stemware, state-of-the-art technology streams in action from the kitchen, and skilled CIC students produce and serve a seasonal prix fixe menu for a value that Southern Living magazine labeled “How to Save Money on Fine Cuisine.” 

A demonstration and competition kitchen is located in the front of the 100-seat multiuse amphitheater, behind a large retractable wall. This state-of-the-art kitchen is outfitted with the latest equipment from Gaggenau, Thermador and Bosch. There are dual cooktops on the front island, with both natural gas and induction heat. This facility will enable the Culinary Institute of Charleston to host cooking competitions as well as cooking classes. The room will also be outfitted with studio production quality high-definition Panasonic cameras, so that instructors can use the space as a master classroom or high-definition film studio.

Beverage Operations Lab
The beverage operations lab allows for hands-on training in beverage management of spirits, wine and beer for a maximum of 16 students per class. This lab is equipped with four independent bar stations. Each station is monitored by an overhead digital camera to enable the instructor and students to see the learning process up-close on the side LCD screens. The instructor can also record the simulation and perform instructional playback at the next lecture.


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