Erwin starts culinary scholarship fund

AUGUST 18, 2011

Erwin starts culinary scholarship fund

Rick Erwin Dining Group has create a scholarship fund to promote the culinary arts at Greenville Technical College.

The company, owners of Rick Erwin's West End Grille and Nantucket Seafood Grill, will contribute $6,000 annually, with a portion of the funds establishing an ongoing scholarship fund and the remainder providing one $500 scholarship each semester for a student in the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas at Greenville Tech."When an industry leader like the Rick Erwin Dining Group steps in to assist our efforts to grow a well qualified workforce, that's a win for everyone," said Keith Miller, president of Greenville Tech.

At Greenville Tech's Culinary Institute of the Carolinas, chef instructors offer a caliber of education once available only by traveling to Charlotte or New York. Programs include an associate degree concentrating on baking and pastry arts or culinary arts. Certificates are available in baking and pastry arts, catering, culinary education, hospitality management, and sales/catering and events management. In addition, a transfer agreement with University of South Carolina gives students the opportunity to complete two years at Greenville Tech before earning a bachelor's degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management.

These programs qualify graduates for positions as sous chefs, pastry chefs, personal chefs, catering directors, hotel or restaurant managers, or certified culinarians.

Originally posted August 18, 2011 on www.gsabusiness.com . Staff report.