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HGTC has plans for new culinary arts building

Published: Apr. 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM EDT
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By Chandi Lowry - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Horry Georgetown Technical College will have a brand new building for their culinary arts program in the near future.

In about 6 months, HGTC plans on breaking ground on the state of the art facility and revamp its program, giving students the most up to date knowledge and technology.

Department chair for the culinary department Tom Mullally said in 2 to 3 years, students will be able to perfect their craft in the new building.

"We're really looking forward to it.  It will actually be state of the art everything.  There is going to be a wine cellar in the building.  There is going to be a greenhouse in the building," said Mullally.

Mullally explained that at the present time, students attend both the Grand Strand and Conway campuses.

When the new facility is done near The Market Common they will only have to take classes at one location.

The building is a $10 million addition that will not only serve them but the public as well.

Mullally said, "There is going to be an amphitheater type kitchen like for Iron Chef type competitions where local chefs can come in and compete against each other and the general public can come in and purchase tickets and kind of watch."

The competition will showcase chefs in action and teach students about performing for a real audience.

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