Culinary Arts

Kitchen and Food Preparation Techniques - Certificate

There will always be a demand for skilled cooks – simply put, people have to eat. HGTC's Kitchen and Food Preparation Techniques Certificate program prepares students for employment in many arenas: restaurants, resorts, hotels, country clubs, & more.

HGTC is anticipating growth in the Culinary Arts with projections for a new state-of the-art facility in the near future. Currently, first-year students attend classes on the Grand Strand campus and second-year students attend classes on the Conway campus. Students have the opportunity to participate in internships to observe and practice culinary skills.  - See more at:

For more information, contact:

Joe Bonaparte (843) 349-3657

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Career Outlook

More people are dining out than ever, so the market for prep cooks with strong skills and hands-on experience is strong.  HGTC's Prep Cook Certificate graduates will find employment in the following areas: 

  • Country Clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Health Care Facilities

For more information about gainful employment, visit:

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College’s Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development  resources.

Curriculum Sequence

CUL 101 Food Principles 3
CUL 155 Sanitation 3
HOS 140 Hospitality 3