Culinary

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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 Certificate program that started Fall 2017.

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; MC=Main Campus; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus

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

Culinary Certificate

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is pleased to offer a new continuing education Culinary Certificate in conjunction with The Culinary Institute of Charleston. Train with celebrated Culinary Institute of Charleston (CIC) chefs in a convenient, non-credit program with successful completion leading to career opportunities, educational advancement and personal growth. Sharpen your skills with professional culinary and baking training. Whether you’re already working in the industry and want to move up or you’re an aspiring private chef, this convenient evening program is designed to get you where you want to go…now!

 

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Demonstration Classes for Adults (Ages 18 and up)

Enjoy watching trained chefs demonstrate their culinary expertise, while they also teach you how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes. Enjoy tasting their flavorful creations in class. Each student receives a recipe booklet to take home.

 

Check back in Fall 2018

 

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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.

Demonstration Classes With Minimal Hands-On Participation for Adults (Ages 18 and up)

Observe trained chefs demonstrate how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes, while learning fundamental kitchen skills. Students may participate in the preparation and/or cooking of a variety of elements within these dishes.

 

Fermentation and Kombucha Tea: Jonathan Cox of One Love Kombucha explains the history, health benefits and how to make kombucha tea, as well as how to ferment vegetables.

XCUL-551 7200 June 13 W 9 a.m.-noon MP $59

XCUL-551 7201 July 11 W 9 a.m.-noon MC $59

 

Parisian Spring Dinner: Can’t get to Paris this spring? Create the fresh flavors and succulent tastes of French cuisine right here at home. You’ll adore savory cheese gougères, classic coq au vin, lighter-than-air pommes soufflés, and the soft-centered chocolate confection of gâteau moelleux for dessert.

XCUL-513 6609 April 11 W 6-8:30 p.m. MC $75

 

Seasonal Jams and Jellies: Learn how to make and preserve jams, preserves and jellies made from seasonal Lowcountry fruits and vegetables.

XCUL-532 7567 June 2 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MC $99

 

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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.

Hands-On Cooking/Baking Classes for Adults (Ages 18 and up)

Learn and participate in hands-on preparation and cooking of various dishes under the guidance of a trained chef. Note: Registration deadline allows time to purchase class materials.

 

Artisan Bread Making: Yeast Breads from Europe: Who doesn’t enjoy the aroma of freshly baked bread? Learn the fundamentals of bread baking. Learn to make French bâtards, épis de blé, focaccia and ciabatta with stiff biga. Registration deadline: April 6

XBKP-501 6573 April 21 Sa 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PC $149

 

Baking and Pastry Bootcamp: This comprehensive, hands-on learning experience for foundational baking and pastry techniques includes quick breads, yeast doughs, pies, tarts, custards, cookies, eclairs and cakes. Registration deadline: July 1

XBKP-506 7575 July 14-Aug. 4 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. PC $399

 

Culinary Bootcamp: This comprehensive, hands-on learning experience for culinary techniques includes knife skills, soups and stocks, sauces, roasting, grilling, sautéing, pan-frying, braising, poaching and steaming. Registration deadline: May 25

XCUL-501 7401 June 9-30 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MC $399

 

Knife Skills: Take your cooking to the next level by learning to handle knives like a professional chef. Cuts such as batonnet, chiffonade, mince and others are taught. Discover which knives should be used for each job and how to sharpen them. Registration deadline: April 9

XCUL-520 6579 April 16 M 6-9 p.m. MC $75

 

Strawberries Seven Ways: Picking local strawberries is great fun, but now what do you do with all that fruit? Create appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts, using fresh berries in creative ways. Registration deadline: April 27

XCUL-544 6584 May 12 Sa 9 a.m.-noon PC $75

 

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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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