Culinary Institute offers summer cooking classes in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Chef Joseph Bonaparte joined News13 Now at 9 a.m. on Thursday to talk about the new International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach. Watch the video for more details about the below information.

The institute is a department of Horry Georgetown Technical College. A new culinary teaching center opened on HGTC's Grand Strand campus in November. A general overview of the institute can be found at

Summer cooking classes

Bonaparte explained some of the summer classes offered at the institute, as well as the dining room and bakery that are open to the public. Details about each class are available where HGTC's culinary arts continuing education offerings are listed online. The classes are not full-semester courses, but instead they are classes that last a few hours on one or two days. Information about upcoming classes can also be found on the institute's Facebook page at

The following is a list of classes offered this summer:

  • BBQ with Pitmaster Phil Wingo
  • Beginner Baking (ages 13-17)
  • Chocolate Lovers (ages 9-13)
  • Croissants 101
  • Cupcakes & Cookies (ages 9-13)
  • Delightful Small Desserts
  • Father's Day Pizza
  • Fresh Catch
  • Grilling at the BBQ Pit
  • Intermediate Baking (ages 13-17)
  • Kids Culinary 101 (ages 9-13)
  • Loco for Tacos
  • Mardi Gras
  • Mommy & Me Brunch
  • Pasta Night
  • Pita Party
  • The Knead for Good Bread
  • We All Scream for Ice Cream
Dining room and bakery

In September, the institute will re-open the Fowler Dining room at the Layers bakery, which are both open to the public. Students operate the dining room and the bakery. Dining room patrons pay $14 for lunch or dinner and enjoy a three-course meal prepared by culinary students. The bakery has daily offerings of bread, pastries, cookies, cakes, soups, salads and sandwiches - also prepared by students and chef instructors. More details are available on the institute's webpage for student-run restaurants.


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