Georgia Magazine - January 2021 - 38

By H.M. Cauley

STC PHOTO / STEPHEN B. MORTON

GEORGIA Cooks

Training tomorrow's top chefs

38

Georgia Magazine

January 2021

COURTESY THE ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA

S

haun Seymour has fond memories of being beside his mom in the
kitchen and turning out scrumptious cakes and cupcakes.
" As a child, I really liked cooking and nutrition, but as I got
older, I didn't see how it would support my living, " the 24-year-old says.
" Then someone referred me to Savannah Tech. I walked into their kitchens, and it was like everything I saw on TV. "
That was two years ago, and now Seymour is wrapping up his studies
at the Culinary Institute of Savannah at Savannah Technical College. His
next step: joining the school's baking and pastry program.
" I want to have a bakery, " Seymour says, " and they're helping me with
business plans, marketing and designs to achieve that goal. "
Students throughout the state are preparing for jobs in restaurants,
hotels, company dining rooms, institutional food services, catering and
more through programs that offer hands-on training and the chance to test
their skills outside of the classroom kitchens. The trip from learning lab to
real life can take a few months for a certificate to four years for a bachelor's
degree. The Culinary Institute of Savannah has offered an associate degree
option to students since 1981, and in 2013, a program focused on baking
and pastry-making was added.
" We have new students right out of high school or even in dual
enrollment, " Interim Department Head Gearry Caudell says. " We also
have career changers and people out of the military looking for this formal
training. "
Savannah Tech's numbers have grown steadily in the last decade, from

Top: Savannah Technical College culinary program chefs
and students prepare dishes from around the world
for the 2016 Bistro Savoir Interactif event in Savannah.
Above: From left, culinary students Enzo Sciarrillo and
Ashton Green and baking and pastry student Adam
Harvey from The Art Institute of Atlanta put the final
touches on bowls of chili for a student chili cook-off.



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