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 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

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 (CIC) chefs in a convenient, evening program with successful completion leading to career opportunities, educational advancement and personal growth. To earn a Culinary Arts Certificate, Culinary Arts Certificate, students complete Fundamentals of Culinary Arts and then enter the baking track or cooking track for the remaining two courses. Students may then apply the CEU certificate towards further education at CIC. If furthering studies, student must pass the Online ServSafe® Manager course. Note: Some classes may be available in future terms.

 

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. 

XCUL-651 11060 Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Oct. 21-Dec. 16 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $599 PC
XCUL-651 11055 Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Oct. 21-Dec. 16 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $599 TC

 

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

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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

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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. 

XCUL-651 11060 Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Oct. 21-Dec. 16 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $599 PC
XCUL-651 11055 Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Oct. 21-Dec. 16 MTu 5:30-9:30 p.m. $599 TC

 

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

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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

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OPTIONAL COURSE

Online ServSafe® Manager
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 Online ServSafe® Manager flexible online flexible $99 OL


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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 by the deadline listed for each class so we can order the appropriate amount of ingredients in time.

 

Fridays in the Bake Shop – Gourmet Chocolates

Learn how to handle chocolate, use molds to create confections and, most importantly, create several delicious chocolate delights. Please register by Oct. 10.

XBKP-545 11034 Fridays in the Bake Shop – Gourmet Chocolates Oct. 18 F 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $119 PC

 

Fridays in the Bake Shop: Pastry Fundamentals

Gain know-how and confidence when making pastry dough from scratch. Under the direction of Pastry Chef David Vagasky, you create a variety of beautiful tarts, pastries and galettes using pie and pâte à choux dough. Please register by Sept. 9.

XBKP-513 11012 Fridays in the Bake Shop – Pastry Fundamentals Sept. 20 F 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $119 PC

 

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen

Homemade gifts make the holidays more personal. Make cranberry orange marmalade, pickled vegetables, cheese straws, truffles and chocolate caramel fudge. Please register by Nov. 8.

XBKP-508 11090 Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen Nov. 16 Sa 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $119 PC

 

Pies, Cobblers and Crisps

Discover how to make these delicious chef adaptations on traditional fall favorites: amaretto almond crunch pumpkin pie, classic lattice-topped apple pie, red wine poached pear crisp, and apple cranberry cobbler. Please register by Nov. 1.

XBKP-517 11086 Pies, Cobblers and Crisps Nov. 9 Sa 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $129 PC

 

Sweet and Scary Treats

Learn the tricks for making these special treats: mini monster cakes decorated with butter cream fondant and candy, Halloween candy cookies and gourmet caramel dipped and decorated apples. Please register by Oct. 11.

XBKP-561 11110 Sweet and Scary Treats Oct. 19 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $99 TC

 

World's Best Pastries

Ooo la la! Expand your repertoire with international delicacies such as eclairs, ganache-dipped crème puffs, fresh fruit tarts and orange olive oil cake with candied orange slices. Please register by Sept. 20.

XBKP-560 11095 World's Best Pastries Sept. 28 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $119 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 by the deadline listed for each class so we can order the appropriate amount of ingredients in time.

 

Asian Fusion Favorites

Try your hand at making a savory mix of international favorites like Chinese egg rolls, Korean bulgogi, Asian lettuce wraps and garlic fried rice. Please register by Sept. 6.

XCUL-572 10999 Asian Fusion Favorites Sept. 14 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $119 TC

 

Charleston Classics Demystified

Learn the southern secrets behind Lowcountry favorites such as she-crab soup, red rice and sausage, shrimp and grits, and other Charleston classics. Please register by Oct. 4.

XCUL-570 11105 Charleston Classics Demystified Oct. 12 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $119 TC

 

Classic Cocktails with a Twist

Craft your own mixers using seasonal fruit and learn cocktail history as well as techniques such as making garnishes, shaking and stirring. Please register by Oct. 1.

XHOS-503 11102 Classic Cocktails with a Twist Oct. 9 W 6-8 p.m. $89 PC

 

Culinary Boot Camp

Hands-on class to learn basic culinary methods and techniques. Learn mise en place, knife skills, soup and stock production, and sauce making. Also study a variety of dry- and moist-heat cooking methods such as roasting, grilling, sautéing, pan-frying, stir-frying, braising, poaching and steaming. Please register by July 5.

XCUL-501 10958 Culinary Boot Camp July 13-Aug. 3 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $399 TC

 

Indian Dals and Naan

Dals, naan, spiced vegetables and fluffy rice are the staple components of a traditional Indian diet. In this hands-on class, Chef Payal Shah serves as your culinary guide for this tasty tour of India. Please register by Sept. 20.

XCUL-541 11019 Indian Dals and Naan Sept. 28 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $99 PC

 

Knife Skills

Take your culinary skills to the next level by learning to handle knives and make cuts like a professional. Students may bring a few culinary knives from home to sharpen in class. Please register by Aug. 23.

XCUL-520 10997 Knife Skills Aug. 29 Th 6-9 p.m. $75 TC

 

Talking Turkey

To brine, deep fry, grill or roast – which is best? Delve into these non-traditional options for preparing turkey and other poultry, and learn chef-inspired techniques for preparing a memorable Thanksgiving feast. Please register by Nov. 8.

XCUL-571 11112 Talking Turkey Nov. 16 Sa 1:30-4:30 p.m. $119 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)

NOTE: Visit the summer camps page for youth culinary summer camps.

 

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 11164 Asian Fusion Favorites (Ages 7-17) Oct. 5 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $65 TC

 

Best in Brunches (Ages 7-17)

Wake up your taste buds with some breakfast-inspired dishes. French toast sandwiches, egg cookery, biscuits and gravy and cereal milkshakes are just a few recipes that can turn breakfast up a notch.

XDKC-810 11213 Best in Brunches (Ages 7-17) Nov. 9 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $65 TC

 

Birthday Cake Spectacular (Ages 7-17)

What's a party without a cake? Celebrate someone special by baking a homemade treat. Get recipes, baking tips and decorating ideas for wow-worthy cakes.

XDKC-623 11153 Birthday Cake Spectacular (Ages 7-17) Sept. 28 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $65 TC

 

Cake Pops and Chocolate Candies (Ages 7-17)

Learn how to create different designs and flavors of cake pops for special occasions and homemade versions of famous chocolate candy bars and treats.

XDKC-807 11170 Cake Pops and Chocolate Candies (Ages 7-17) Oct. 12 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $65 TC

 

Culinary Boot Camp (Ages 7-17)

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

XDKC-612 11161 Culinary Boot Camp (Ages 7-17) Sept. 7 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $65 TC

 

Dip, Dunk, Delicious! (Ages 7-17)

Try simple, kid-friendly recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Make sweet and savory dips and sauces for your favorite snack foods. Prepare corn dogs and chicken nuggets along with honey mustard and a sweet and spicy banana ketchup, cheese dip with toasted pita points, and creamy green goddess sauce with vegetables. Finish your dip-and-dunk snack party with a delightful cannoli cheese dip.

XDKC-809 11212 Dip, Dunk, Delicious! (Ages 7-17) Nov. 2 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $59 TC

 

Fabulous Friendsgiving Feast (Kids and Adults)

Gather ‘round the table with your family and friends to learn how to cook the best Thanksgiving-inspired lean recipes. Gobble up sweet potato casserole bites, turkey pigs in a blanket, macaroni and cheese bites and ham wraps! Registration is good for one child and one adult; or, one adult may register.

XDKC-653 11215 Fabulous Friendsgiving Feast (Kids and Adults) Nov. 16 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $65 TC

 

Gingerbread Houses (Kids and Adults)

Join us for a traditional family favorite at Trident Technical College. Decorate your very own gingerbread house baked in the Culinary Institute of Charleston Bake Shop kitchens. From gumdrop chimneys and peppermint windows, to powdered sugar snow and licorice lattice, create your own winter wonderland to take home and admire through the holiday season. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate while you decorate. Registration is good for one gingerbread house for a child and adult to decorate together.

XDKC-627 11218 Gingerbread Houses (Kids and Adults) Dec. 7 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. $75 TC

XDKC-627 11220 Gingerbread Houses (Kids and Adults) Dec. 7 Sa noon-1:30 p.m. $75 TC

XDKC-627 11221 Gingerbread Houses (Kids and Adults) Dec. 7 Sa 2-3:30 p.m. $75 TC

 

Holiday Cookie Decorating (Kids and Adults)

Come decorate Thanksgiving and holiday cookies without the setup and cleanup! Sip on warm spiced cider while trimming and garnishing gingerbread and sugar cookies. Make your own pumpkin dark chocolate bark or autumn white chocolate bark to enjoy at home or give as a gift. Registration is good for two dozen cookies and a batch of bark for a child and adult to decorate together.

XDKC-654 11216 Holiday Cookie Decorating (Kids and Adults) Nov. 23 Sa 9-11 a.m. $65 TC

XDKC-654 11219 Holiday Cookie Decorating (Kids and Adults) Nov. 23 Sa noon-2 p.m. $65 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 just what is “pate a choux?”

XDKC-630 11155 Pastry Boot Camp (Ages 7-17) Sept. 14 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $65 TC

 

Pizza Extravaganza (Ages 7-17)

Roll your hands in fresh pizza dough while learning the best-kept secrets to a great pizza party. Make traditional pizzas, breadsticks, calzones and cinnamon twists. Easy-to-follow recipes help you recreate a special and scrumptious pizza night at home!

XDKC-657 11151 Pizza Extravaganza (Ages 7-17) Sept. 21 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $59 TC

 

Spooktacular Halloween Treats (Ages 7-17)

Come out for a spooky lineup of delicious and silly Halloween treats. Create and decorate festive cupcakes, Frankenstein rice cereal treats, and Halloween cream cheese swirl brownies.

XDKC-620 11207 Spooktacular Halloween Treats (Ages 7-17) Oct. 26 Sa 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $65 TC

 

Taco Takeover! (Ages 7-17)

This taco class covers so much more than the toppings. Take over your family’s taco night by learning how to cook and season shrimp, beef and pork tacos. Make melt-in-your mouth queso dip, fajitas, a fancy taco salad and traditional Mexican rice and beans. Finish the meal with sweet churro cupcakes.

XDKC-808 11196 Taco Takeover! (Ages 7-17) Oct. 19 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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