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A Note on COVID-19's Impact: 

Due to the ever-changing situation in regard to COVID-19, please note that information below is subject to change. Please check with individual businesses/venues for the most up-to-date information. Thank you!

Mixology: Crafting Mocktails with LaRue Fine Chocolate

Whether you're challenging yourself to a month of clean eating and drinking or just want to enjoy a delicious drink with sophisticated flavors but none of the side effects of alcohol, this course is for you. Elizabeth Logan McDaniel from La Rue Fine Chocolate, CHI's next door neighbor, will guide you through the process of concocting zero-proof drinks that balance acidity, spice, and sweetness.

Drink well and have fun while learning new skills behind the bar with CHI and La Rue Fine Chocolate.

At each Studio Demonstration & Tasting Class, you’ll sit in the audience of a state-of-the-art culinary studio, featuring stadium-style seating and the latest audiovisual technology. Watch as Certified Executive Chef Bill Twaler teaches the history, traditions and practical applications of your favorite culinary topics. Bring your questions for Chef Bill, and participate in a lively, interactive class to feel like you’re part of your favorite food TV show.

Each Studio Demonstration & Tasting Class includes the following:

  • Professional culinary instruction with interactive Q/A

  • Two high-definition TV screens with live video to ensure a great view from every seat in the culinary studio

  • Tapas-sized portions of several dishes

  • An informational packet with all the recipes, tips and techniques covered during the demonstration

Come taste and learn at CHI!


Bill Twaler, Certified Executive Chef (CEC)
Masters of Science in Education from the University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science in Food Service Management and Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University

Before joining CHI, Chef Twaler was a Professor of Culinary Arts at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, the Culinary Arts/ProStart teacher at Wando High School and the executive chef and owner of Old Firehouse Restaurant in Hollywood, SC.

Chef Twaler is an American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Executive Chef, was an apprentice on the Culinary Team USA in the 1996 Berlin Culinary Olympics, and was a safari chef at Hammond Ranch in Zimbabwe in 1998.

Chef Twaler’s professional accomplishments include the following:

  • 2016 National Educator of Excellence Award

  • 2016 SC Hospitality Educator of the Year

  • ProStart State Management Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016

  • ProStart National Championship in 2015

Masks are required for all college visitors, students and employees. Please do not bring extra guests. For updated information, please check reopening plans and guidelines to the college’s response to COVID-19