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Culinary Arts Students and Faculty Study Abroad in Paris

Culinary Arts Students and Faculty Study Abroad in Paris

(Conway, SC) 03/31/2023

students standing in the kitchen

Amy Causey, HGTC Student; Lindsey Greenroad, HGTC Chef Instructor; Don Princiotta, HGTC Student; Vincent Pellat, Chef at Ritz-Escoffier Paris; McKane Mullis, HGTC Student; Juliette Ducasse, Culinary Assistant & Interpreter at Ritz Escoffier; Anna Nardslico, HGTC Student; Missy Carney Vitez, HGTC Student; Ma Valerie Natividad, HGTC Student; Elizabeth Christmas, HGTC Student; Madelyn Chance, HGTC Student; Hannah Harmon, HGTC Student; Hanh Fort, HGTC Student.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Culinary Arts students and faculty were able to explore Paris March 11-18 in a culinary experience featuring the Ritz-Escoffier Culinary School.

Students attended culinary classes each day and enjoyed the sights of Paris at night. Joe Bonaparte, HGTC Executive Director of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, said the experience goes above and beyond what they learn in culinary school.

“One of the most educational and exciting activities of the trip was eating at several Michelin star restaurants, including 114 Faubourg and Alleno Paris. They also explored a variety of patisseries, markets, and monuments, and took a boat ride along the Seine to see the whole city,” said Bonaparte.

The experience proved to be beneficial to every student as they plan to launch their careers in the hospitality industry. Students selected for the student abroad trip include:

  • Sarah Rebekah Brower
  • Melissa Lynne Carney
  • Amy Barton Causey
  • Madelyn Grace Chance
  • Elizabeth Nicole Christmas
  • Hanh Thi Fort
  • Hannah Joelee Harmon
  • Charles Mckane Mullis
  • Anna Elisabeth Nardslico
  • Ma Valerie Magbuo Natividad
  • Donald Edward Princiotta, Jr.

The HGTC International Culinary Institute located at 920 Crabtree Lane in Myrtle Beach offers associate degrees in culinary arts technology and baking and pastry arts, as well as certificates in kitchen and food preparation techniques, and professional cooking.