Culinary

Photo of a candlelit gourmet dinner

Tempt their taste buds with exciting new flavors and cooking techniques.

Whether you're a pro in the kitchen or are just getting started, there are lots of class options for you. With new classes each term in culinary, baking, pastry and more, you're sure to learn fun new techniques to dazzle your dinner party guests or impress your loved ones.

Or are you ready to get a job or advance your career in the culinary industry? Then check out the new Culinary Arts Certificate program.

IMPORTANT CLASS INFORMATION  

  • Registration: Please register at least one week before the course starts so we will have the necessary food supplies on hand for your course.  

  • Uniform: For your safety, proper attire for these classes includes long sleeve shirts, long pants and flat, closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes such as sneakers.

  • Materials: Bring your own cloth apron and a food container so you can take home your tasty creations. 

  • Allergies: If you have food allergies, please be aware that TTC does not guarantee an allergen-free environment. Recipes may contain nuts, oils, shellfish, wheat, dairy, produce and other food allergens.

 

Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus; TC=Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus)

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday

Culinary Arts Certificate

Train with celebrated Culinary Institute of Charleston chefs in a convenient, noncredit program with successful completion leading to career opportunities, educational advancement and personal growth. To earn a Culinary Arts Certificate, students must be at least 17 years old, complete Fundamentals of Culinary Arts and then enter the baking track or culinary arts track for the remaining two courses. A TTC Continuing Education program certificate is awarded to students who meet the passing standards of each required course in the certificate track. Students may then apply the CEU certificate towards further education at The Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College. If furthering studies, student must take the ServSafe® course.

 

ServSafe®
Exam is proctored by a Culinary Institute of Charleston certified instructor at any of the Trident Technical College campus or site locations. Students must be on campus to take the test. The online exam also allows you to access immediate results.
XCUL-550 9764 Online ServSafe® Manager online class with 24/7 access $99

 

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BAKING CERTIFICATE TRACK

Fundamentals of Culinary Arts
Train on culinary essentials for chefs, including measurements, scaling, mise en place, knife skills, vegetable and starch cookery, baking techniques and breakfast cookery. This is a foundational course for the Culinary Arts certificate program. Please register before Oct. 15 or Jan. 4.
XCUL-651 7740 Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Jan. 14-March 4 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 PC

Fundamentals of Baking I
Learn fundamental baking techniques including mixing, scaling, proofing and finishing. Make quick breads, artisan breads, pastries and assorted yeast dough products. Learn baker’s percentage, costing and product yield. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Culinary Arts
XBKP-650 7727 Fundamentals of Baking I Jan. 14-March 4 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 MC
XBKP-650 7741 Fundamentals of Baking I March 12-April 29 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 PC

Fundamentals of Baking II
Practice advanced baking techniques including rolling, bagging and finishing. Make pies, tarts, cookies, cakes, frostings, fillings, and explore decorating techniques. Learn how to plate and package baked goods. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Baking I
XBKP-651 7728 Fundamentals of Baking II March 12-April 29 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 MC
XBKP-651 7939 Fundamentals of Baking II May 6-June 18 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 PC

 

CULINARY ARTS CERTIFICATE TRACK

Fundamentals of Culinary Arts
Train on culinary essentials for chefs, including measurements, scaling, mise en place, knife skills, vegetable and starch cookery, baking techniques and breakfast cookery. This is a foundational course for the Culinary Arts certificate program. Please register before Oct. 15 or Jan. 4.
XCUL-651 7740 Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Jan. 14-March 4 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 PC


Fundamentals of Cooking I
Explore more advanced cooking techniques including moist, dry and combination cooking methods with beef, poultry, pork, lamb, game and seafood. Learn basic meat fabrication as well as safe and sanitary storage. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Culinary Arts
XCUL-652 7743 Fundamentals of Cooking I Jan. 14-March 4 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 MC
XCUL-652 7744 Fundamentals of Cooking I March 12-April 29 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 PC


Fundamentals of Cooking II
Gain an overview of cuisines from around the world, including Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa. Students are exposed to history, cultural influences and common recipes. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Cooking I
XCUL-653 7938 Fundamentals of Cooking II March 12-April 29 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 MC
XCUL-653 7940 Fundamentals of Cooking II May 6-June 18 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $499 PC


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Baking and Pastry Classes for Adults (Ages 18 and up)

All courses are hands-on cooking/baking classes *unless designated otherwise. Please register at least 12 days before each class so we can order the appropriate amount of ingredients.

 

Baking and Pastry Boot Camp $399

Hands-on learning for fundamental baking and pastry techniques. Includes quick breads, yeast doughs, pies, tarts, custards, eclairs and cakes. Please register before May 28.

XBKP-506 9692 June 8-29 Sa 8 a.m.-noon PC

 

Baking with Ancient Grains $119

Boost nutritional value by using wholesome grains, natural sweeteners and healthy fats, without sacrificing the taste or texture you love. Please register by Feb. 11.

XBKP-517 9686 Feb. 23 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. TC

 

Best in Brunches $119

From pecan sticky buns, to scones, to savory Danishes and quiches. You’ll want to plan your weekends around these fabulous favorites. Please register before Feb. 18.

XBKP-515 9688 March 2 Sa 9 a.m.-2 p.m. PC

 

Biscuits, Scones and Muffins $99

Similar baked goods, yet oh so delectably different when you understand the characteristics of each. Explore sweet and savory variations. Please register before March 25.

XBKP-550 9685 April 6 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PC

 

Fridays in the Bake Shop

Start your weekend baking delicious artisanal breads with Pastry Chef David Vagasky. Receive a 15 percent discount if you register for all four classes.

 

  • Fridays in the Bake Shop: European Yeast Breads $149

Who doesn’t enjoy the aroma of freshly baked bread? Learn the fundamentals of bread baking. In this hands-on pastry class, learn to make French bâtards, épis de blé, focaccia, and ciabatta with stiff biga. Please register before Feb. 4.

XBKP-501 9707 Feb. 15 F 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PC

 

  • Fridays in the Bake Shop: Fermentation and Cultures $149

Move into deeper flavors, using fermentation and cultures: bake fermented French bread, light and marble rye breads, sourdough and seeded sourdough. Create your own starter so you can continue baking at home. Please register before March 4.

XBKP-501 9710 March 15 F 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PC

 

  • Fridays in the Bake Shop: Sweet Breads $149

In this hands-on class, you learn to bake the sweet breads that get all the attention at holiday meals and Sunday brunches: cinnamon rolls, gooey caramel rolls, hot cross buns, monkey bread and braided challah. Please register before April 2.

XBKP-501 9712 April 12 F 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PC

 

  • Fridays in the Bake Shop: Wonderful Baguettes, Bagels and Bialys $149

Learn tips and techniques for baking fresh, chewy bagels, bialys and classic French baguettes. Get hands-on experience working with yeast dough to create pastry magic.  Please register before April 29.

XBKP-501 9713 May 10 F 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PC

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Culinary Arts Classes for Adults (Ages 18 and up)

All courses are hands-on cooking/baking classes *unless designated otherwise. Please register at least 12 days before each class so we can order the appropriate amount of ingredients.

 

A Taste of Mardi Gras $119

Celebrate with Big Easy favorites such as étouffée, gumbo, king cake and more. There’s a good reason it’s called Fat Tuesday! Please register before Jan. 28.

XCUL-560 9690 Feb. 5 Tu 5-8 p.m. PC

 

A Taste of the Sea $129

While seafood can be expensive, there are flavorful dishes you can make that will give you the most bang for your buck. Please register before April 8.

XCUL-563 9723 April 20 Sa 9 a.m.-noon TC

 

Cheese and Wine $119

Create the perfect cheese board, sample international varieties and suggested wine pairings, and enjoy chef-prepared cheese appetizers. Please register before May 6.

XCUL-537 9691 May 16 Th 6-8:30 p.m. PC

 

Knife Skills $75

Take your cooking to the next level. Learn how to handle, sharpen and which knives should be used when. You may bring a few culinary knives from home to sharpen. Please register before March 18 or April 29.

XCUL-520 9717 March 30 Sa 9 a.m.-noon TC

XCUL-520 9718 May 11 Sa 9 a.m.-noon PC

 

Love Your Lunchbag $99

Explore creative, healthy options for taking your lunch to work. Also discuss how to plan dinners to provide for interesting lunch options. Please register before Jan. 7.

XCUL-561 9720 Jan. 19 Sa 9 a.m.-noon TC

 

Meal Planning on a Budget $99

Don’t let a limited budget keep you from eating delicious, healthy meals. Explore creative ideas for meal planning and prep. Please register before March 25.

XCUL-562 9721 April 6 Sa 9 a.m.-noon TC

 

The Art of Summer Salads $119

Learn chef-inspired dressings and main-course salads that turn boring old greens into flavorful summer entrees. Please register before May 20.

XCUL-564 9736 June 1 Sa 9 a.m.-noon TC

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Baking and Culinary Classes for Kids (Ages 7-17)

Asian Fusion Favorites (Ages 7-17)

Learn simple, healthy Asian cooking by trying your hand at a savory mix of international favorites like Chinese egg rolls, Korean bulgogi, Asian lettuce wraps, garlic fried rice and Filipino jelly rolls.

XDKC-759 9457 March 30 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $69 TC

 

Competition in the Kitchen! (Ages 7-17)

Using secret ingredients in a light-hearted cooking competition for all ages, be ready to be judged on creativity, presentation and taste with minimal time to plan and execute the best dish. No experience is necessary.

XDKC-761 9475 April 27 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $69 TC

 

Culinary Boot Camp (Ages 7-17)

Practice basic chef skills by making soup and a salad dressing, gourmet macaroni and cheese, and sautéed vegetables. Master knife skills, learn sanitation procedures and practice food handling processes used by professional chefs.

XDKC-612 9476 Feb. 2 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $69 TC

 

Fantastic Floral Frostings (Ages 7-17)

Using professional bakery techniques, decorate lovely springtime flower cupcakes. Practice floral designs with a variety of easy-to-use icings to make treats that are both beautiful and delicious.

XDKC-763 9492 May 4 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $59 TC

 

Geode Cake Wonders (Ages 7-17)

Learn how to create the stunning and popular geode cake. Carve and ice your cake, and add crystals, colors, and metallic accents to finish the look. Take home a unique geologic cake of your very own design!

XDKC-631 9497 March 23 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $69 TC

 

Hip Hop Easter Bunny Cake (Ages 7-17)

Come bake up cute-as-a-bunny treats to kick off spring. Use frosting, candy and fondant to showcase your hippity-hoppity creativity. Take home cupcakes and mini cakes for the whole family!

XDKC-640 9501 April 13 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $69 TC

 

Italian Country Kitchen (Ages 7-17)

Cook like an Italian maestro as you work with recipes from Italy’s famous countryside. Make homemade pasta, sauces, pizzas, salads and entrees. Viva Italia!

XDKC-767 9502 Feb. 23 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $59 TC

 

Magical Sweets and Treats (Ages 7-17)

From Harry’s favorite Treacle Tart to Better than Hagrid’s Rock Cakes, make a variety of enchanted sweets featured in the wonderful world of J.K. Rowling.

XDKC-610 9505 Feb. 16 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $69 TC

 

Pastry Boot Camp (Ages 7-17)

Learn techniques used in professional pastry kitchens including making the perfect tart dough; the secret to a silky, smooth chocolate ganache; the difference between stovetop and baked custards; and what is pâte à choux?

XDKC-630 9510 March 16 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $69 TC

 

Strawberry Valentines (Ages 7-17)

Grab a little apron and put Cupid to work. Make strawberry shortcake, chocolate dipped strawberries, lemon strawberry cheesecakes, and strawberry streusel bars for someone special in your life!

XDKC-769 9515 Feb. 9 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $59 TC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

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