Basic Cooking Skills Program - Entry Level Certificate Program

Please note prices are subject to change.

Number: 213XCHI53302

Dates:May 17-27, 2021 Other Dates

Meets: M, Tu, W and Th from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Location: CHI 112

Cost: $1,395.00

Workforce Pathways Grant funding is available to cover the cost of QuickJobs training! For more information, sign up for a virtual informational session today.

LEARN The skills you need to get a job in the hospitality industry....quickly!
Jump-start your new career in our BASIC COOKING SKILLS program! Get prepared for a new cooking job in just eight days while learning in our state-of-the-art training facility. Experience professional-quality teaching and mentoring, and find a job fast with help from our industry partners!

In this program, students learn basic culinary techniques and create meals without relying on a recipe. This two-week, hands-on experience is for students who are not familiar with a commercial kitchen and have minimal experience preparing and cooking dishes. This program is modeled after a program offered at the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas to train line cooks to prepare scratch made meals at Greenville County's Food and Nutrition Services.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is financial assistance available for the program?
Yes! Grant funding and need-based financial assistance are available!

What will I learn?
You'll learn essential skills for "front of house" (service), plus professional life skills for success in the hospitality industry.

Are books and class materials provided?
Yes. We provide everything you need.

Are meals provided?
For one-week (full-day) programs, CHI will provide lunch every day of class. For two-week (half-day) programs, no lunch is provided.

May I miss a class?
No. As this is an intensive job training program, every day of training is important. Students must attend every class to earn a certificate of completion.


  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please, no children under the age of eight.
  • Note that grilling courses may take place indoors during inclement weather.
  • For the latest on weather-related delays and cancelations, visit Greenville Technical College’s policies on inclement weather.
  • Allergies and Dietary Restrictions: While every effort is made to accommodate food allergies, CHI is a teaching facility that includes the preparation of all foods. Please be aware that our menu items may contain or come into contact with common allergens such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish or wheat. Please call (864) 250-8835 if you need to request accommodation for any allergies or dietary restrictions.
  • Please visit About CHI >> CHI Policies & Procedures at to learn more about dress code requirements designed for your safety during class.


  • Facemasks covering nose and mouth are required for all college visitors, students and employees.
  • Please do not bring extra guests.
  • When you arrive, proceed to the restrooms to wash your hands properly for 30 seconds. Hand sanitizer is throughout the building, however, washing hands is the best way to remove and kill pathogens.
  • For updated information, please check reopening plans and guidelines to the college’s response to COVID-19.



Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to class so that we can start on time.

Please visit "About CHI >> CHI Policies & Procedures" to learn more about dress code requirements designed for your safety during class.

Fee: $1,395.00

CHI 112

Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center 112 Greenville Technical College 556 Perry Ave. Suite B114 Greenville SC 29611
Date Day Time Location
05/17/2021Monday8 AM to 3:30 PM CHI 112
05/18/2021Tuesday8 AM to 3:30 PM CHI 112
05/19/2021Wednesday8 AM to 3:30 PM CHI 112
05/20/2021Thursday8 AM to 3:30 PM CHI 112
05/24/2021Monday8 AM to 3:30 PM CHI 112
05/25/2021Tuesday8 AM to 3:30 PM CHI 112
05/26/2021Wednesday8 AM to 3:30 PM CHI 112
05/27/2021Thursday8 AM to 3:30 PM CHI 112