The Culinary Institute of the South at Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its second Enrollment Expo for prospective students from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at TCL’s New River Campus in Bluffton.

Information on scholarships and financial aid as well as application assistance will be provided at the expo, and faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions for those interested in attending the school.

While a grand opening is being planned for the institute in November, students will begin taking courses at the new campus when school begins in October. The campus is currently under construction in Buckwalter Place in Bluffton.

The Culinary Institute is a 29,000-square-foot training facility featuring six academic classrooms, two teaching kitchens, two baking labs, a lecture theater and teaching restaurant.

A FOODseum, an interactive museum that will tell the story of Southern food, is set to open on the campus in 2022.

Students can choose from one of three program areas – Baking & Pastry, Culinary and Hospitality – and can elect to earn an associate’s degree or certificate in these areas.

The New River Campus is located at 100 Community Drive, next door to the Don Ryan Center for Innovation. For more information or to RSVP visit