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Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College's Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center (CHI) is now open! CHI is a neighborhood-based venue delivering culinary education through fun recreational classes for home cooks. Located in the heart of the West Greenville community, our unique facilities offer a state-of-the-art Culinary Studio for demonstration and tasting classes, a beautiful new Training Kitchen for hands-on cooking classes, and a fully equipped Service Training Lab for classes on topics like etiquette and mocktail mixology.

Whether you're out for a fun night with friends or want to indulge your curiosity and boost your skills in the kitchen, CHI can help you master the culinary arts. Book a class on how to make ravioli and agnolotti, discover techniques for competition-worthy barbecue brisket, or learn the essentials of cake decorating with your children. Whatever your culinary interests, CHI specializes in warm hospitality and expert culinary instruction that focuses on the professional techniques you need to succeed.

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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 13000
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Classroom Capacity 145
Culinary Studio
  • Classroom Capacity: 48
Daniel-Mickel Foundation Classroom
  • Classroom Capacity: 28
John I Smith Charities Classroom
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
Server Training Lab
  • Classroom Capacity: 25
Faust Boardroom
  • Classroom Capacity: 14

June

22

Jun 22 2021 - Jun 22 2021

June 22

Jun. 22

CULINARY 101: KNIFE SKILLS (HANDS-ON) Join CHI’s chef-instructor to learn how to use your knives safely and effectively to transform your time in the kitchen. You'll learn how...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

June

24

Jun 24 2021 - Jun 24 2021

June 24

Jun. 24

BAKING 101: CLASSIC FRUIT PIES (HANDS-ON) There’s nothing quite like a pie hot out of the oven with a flaky crust and the smell of fresh fruit wafting through your house! Get...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

June

25

Jun 25 2021 - Jun 25 2021

June 25

Jun. 25

FLAVORING FOODS WITH SPICES AND HERBS (HANDS-ON) Join CHI’s Chef Bill Twaler for Greek Night in this hands-on course dedicated to helping you start to flavor your foods like a...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

June

26

Jun 26 2021 - Jun 26 2021

June 26

Jun. 26

Pit Master: BBQ Pork Ribs (Hands-on) Become the master of your own backyard pit by learning techniques for competition-quality BBQ ribs in this course at CHI. Join CHI’s...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

01

Jul 01 2021 - Jul 01 2021

July 01

Jul. 01

BALLPARK HOME RUNS: CORN DOGS, FUNNEL CAKE AND MORE (HANDS-ON) There’s nothing better than going out to the ballpark on a summer night, and the concessions stand is always a...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

02

Jul 02 2021 - Jul 02 2021

July 02

Jul. 02

LOWCOUNTRY LEGENDS: FROGMORE AND MORE (HANDS-ON) Frogmore Stew, Low Country Boil or Beaufort Stew—no matter what you call it, South Carolina’s favorite celebration fare is...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

08

Jul 08 2021 - Jul 08 2021

July 08

Jul. 08

Jamaican Cuisine (Hands-on) Known for its fresh, bright flavors and frequently announced by fragrant spices like clove, allspice, cumin and cinnamon, Caribbean cuisine is as...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

08

Jul 08 2021 - Jul 08 2021

July 08

Jul. 08

France: Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley French wine does not have to be intimidating. Join Advanced Sommelier Eric Cooperman at Greenville Tech's CHI and learn how to...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

10

Jul 10 2021 - Jul 10 2021

July 10

Jul. 10

Pit Master: BBQ Beef Brisket (Hands-on) Some say that tasting Texas-style brisket for the first time is a life-changing experience. Join CHI’s very own pit master and...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

12

Jul 12 2021 - Jul 15 2021

July 12

Jul. 12 - Jul. 15

ACCELERATE U POP UP CAMP: MEDITERRANEAN MARVELS (9-12th graders) Take a culinary cruise around the Mediterranean and discover what makes this region home to some of the...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

12

Jul 12 2021 - Jul 13 2021

July 12

Jul. 12 - Jul. 13

Tour of the Mediterranean Join CHI's chef instructor on a tour of the Mediterranean, a region home to some of the world's most-beloved cuisines and one synonymous with the...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

15

Jul 15 2021 - Jul 15 2021

July 15

Jul. 15

Italy: Piedmont, Lombardy and Verona The majestic snowcapped Apennine mountains in northern Italy carve out some of the greatest vineyard sites in the country. The noble...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

16

Jul 16 2021 - Jul 16 2021

July 16

Jul. 16

Moroccan Cuisine Rich, sweet, savory, familiar and unexpected, the cuisines of Northern Africa are an incredible treasure trove of culinary delights. Morocco in particular has...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

17

Jul 17 2021 - Jul 17 2021

July 17

Jul. 17

Pit Master: BBQ Chicken (Hands-on) For the second day of June’s BBQ Bootcamp Series, CHI’s Chef Bill Twaler will guide you through one of America’s most popular cookout...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

21

Jul 21 2021 - Jul 21 2021

July 21

Jul. 21

COOK LIKE A WIZARD (HANDS-ON) Teach your kids the magic of cooking in this fun hands-on cooking course for everyone who’s ever dreamed of living in the world of J. K....

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

22

Jul 22 2021 - Jul 22 2021

July 22

Jul. 22

Spain: Rioja, Priorat and Jerez Spain has an eye-opening history in winemaking, with fascinating links to American history. Join Advanced Sommelier Eric Cooperman as you take...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

23

Jul 23 2021 - Jul 23 2021

July 23

Jul. 23

Shrimp and Grits (Hands-on) One of the South’s most iconic dishes, shrimp and grits is on nearly every South Carolina restaurant menu at one point or another. Find out how to...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

24

Jul 24 2021 - Jul 24 2021

July 24

Jul. 24

Pit Master: BBQ Pulled Pork (Hands-on) Join CHI’s certified BBQ judge and pit master, Chef Bill Twaler, for day 3 of June’s BBQ Bootcamp series. In this course, you’ll learn...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

26

Jul 26 2021 - Jul 29 2021

July 26

Jul. 26 - Jul. 29

ACCELERATE U POP UP CAMP: BBQ University (9-12th graders) If smoky barbecue treats and classic Southern cooking speak to your soul, register for Greenville Tech's BBQ...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

26

Jul 26 2021 - Jul 27 2021

July 26

Dates vary between July 26, 2021 - July 27, 2021

Learn to Bake: Peach Extravaganza (Hands-on) Learn about SC’s state fruit and how it can transform your summer baking! This two-day, hands-on class will teach you the science...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

29

Jul 29 2021 - Jul 29 2021

July 29

Jul. 29

Greece: Macedonia, Peloponnese and Aegean Islands Greece's ancient grape growing culture extends more than 6,500 years. Although the grapes may be difficult to pronounce, the...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

July

30

Jul 30 2021 - Jul 30 2021

July 30

Jul. 30

Thai Street Food (Hands-on) Explore the incredible flavors of Thailand in this course designed to introduce you to cooking with Thai techniques and flavor profiles. You’ll...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

August

02

Aug 02 2021 - Aug 03 2021

August 02

Dates vary between August 2, 2021 - August 3, 2021

Learn to Bake: Cookie Chemistry (Hands-on) We’ve all had that one cookie that we’ll never forget. Now’s your chance to learn what made it so memorable! This two-day, hands-on...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

August

07

Aug 07 2021 - Aug 07 2021

August 07

Aug. 07

Pop Up: Cooking for Life Boot Camp (9-12th graders) Want to keep summer camp alive all year long? Sign up to attend an Accelerate U pop-up camp at Greenville Tech! Each...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College

September

25

Sep 25 2021 - Sep 25 2021

September 25

Sep. 25

CHILDREN'S MANNERS & TEA ETIQUETTE More than a set of rules, etiquette and manners teach us to respect each other and ourselves. In this course, Professor Sybil Davis will...

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center - Greenville Technical College