Culinary Explorers

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We are excited to announce the kick-off for the 2023-2024 High School Culinary Explorers is September 12, 2023. We will start at 4:30 PM in the Judy Merritt Building on the Shelby Campus, Room 101. (4600 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL 35242) Opening Night will include Information/Registration (including an enrollment fee of $35), Culinary Lab Tour, Program Review, and an opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to seeing you then!


Scholarship Award

Scholarship Student 2023

Fiona Tait of Vincent Middle High School (Click for Larger Picture)

Seniors interested in a JSCC Culinary Explorer scholarship MUST submit a completed application to our office Manager, Missie DeLoach, at [email protected] by March 12, 2024. Complete applications must include:

  • Application (link available above in the list of resources and on the JSCC Culinary Explorer Facebook page, and will be directly emailed to each Explorer by January 1st)
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation from school counselor or teacher, etc.
  • 2-page Typed Essay on why you want to attend JSCC and your future academic and career goals.

The scholarship is awarded based on eligibility and overall points for the year. *Failure to turn this in by deadline will void your eligibility for the Culinary Explorer Scholarship. * This scholarship is intended for the CHI program and is worth up to $12,000, and will cover tuition and fees only (books or supplies not included).

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]

Follow us on the Culinary Explorers Facebook Page