Culinary Explorers

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We are excited to announce the kick-off for the 2022-2023 High School Culinary Explorers is September 13, 2022. 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 $45), Culinary Lab Tour, Program Review, and an opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to seeing you then!


Scholarship Application

Seniors interested in a JSCC Culinary Explorer scholarship MUST submit a completed application to our office Manager, Miss Missie DeLoach, at [email protected] by March 7, 2023. Complete applications 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