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We bid a fond fare-well to our 2023-2024 Culinary Explorer seniors, and hope to see everyone else next year! Kick-off for our 2024-2025 year will be in September 2024, so please keep an eye out for those posted updates! Happy Summer, Explorers!


Scholarship Award

Keegan Weber, winner of the Explorers scholarship for 2024Each year Senior Explorers can apply to receive a Jefferson State Culinary Explorer scholarship to cover tuition in our Culinary & Hospitality Program.

This year we are pleased to award this well-earned scholarship to Keegan Weber of Hoover High School and the Riverchase Career Connection Center!

Keegan is planning to pursue an Associate’s Degree in Culinary & Nutrition Sciences from Jefferson State Community College starting Fall 2024.

Contact Information

Joseph Mitchell 222

Joseph Mitchell, PhD, CEPC, CCE, CEC, CHE, CCS
Director Culinary & Hospitality Institute
Shelby Campus – HSB 122
(205) 983-5212 [email protected]

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