Planning a trip? We can help!
Woohoo, vacation! That's our specialty. Tell us a little about the trip you're planning so we can help you with some ideas.
Dreaming of a Vacation
I'm at the beach now!
Who's Traveling?
When are you visiting?

International Culinary Institute

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach at Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) in The Market Common is a hidden gem of the Grand Strand. With world-class facilities and instructors, the quality of education received at the International Culinary Institute (ICI) rivals any other culinary institute in America. Many of the culinary students are then placed in jobs directly after graduating from the program at the over 1,800 restaurants in the Grand Strand ranging from fine dining to southern cooking! 

International Culinary Institute

Culinary Student Spotlights

Beyond the Beach: Explore Aynor, SC

Join us as Visit Myrtle Beach explores all the restaurants, things to do, and history that makes Aynor, SC a must-see town while visiting the Myrtle Beach area.

Myrtle Beach - China - Welcome
Homepage Hero Video - Compressed

Video of person walking on the beach

Don't Miss the Beach'n Chili Fest & World Champion Chili Cookoff!

Head on out the Beach'n Chili Fest this September 23-25, 2022 to taste amazing chili right here in beautiful Myrtle Beach! Located right next to the beach, the World Champion Chili Cookoff is a guarateed good time with live music, beer gardens, muscle cars, and more.

Myrtle Beach Karaoke: Boardwalk, Backstreet Boys & Bobby McGee

On the inaugural episode of the world's BEST (and beachiest) impromptu singing show, Julio Navarro, visits the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and challenges everyday tourists to sing along to The Backstreet Boys, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Janis Joplin and more ... ee who has the skills to keep up with our human jukebox!

CMT Top 20 Countdown at CCMF

CMT's Top 20 Countdown comes to The Beach for Carolina Coountry Music Festival featuring artsist such as Chase Rice, Riley Green, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan as well as some awesome Myrtle Beach attractions!

Myrtle Beach Welcomes Back Canadian Travelers

We are ready when you are ready to welcome our Canadian friends back to The Beach! From beautiful beaches to 90 golf courses, there is plenty of outdoor activities for you to kick back, relax, and enjoy in Myrtle Beach.

Captain's Quarters Resort - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Alabama Theatre Group Sales
Myrtle Beach is Open! Just Pack Your Mask and Travel Safely!
Myrtle Beach Karaoke at House of Blues

Music is in the air as Julio explores one of the area's biggest and best live music venues, the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. Come join the fun as we sing with Chocolate Chip & Co., and get down to tunes including "Play That Funky Music", "Enter Sandman", "Shut Up & Dance" and many more.

On Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Explore the unique neighborhoods of Myrtle Beach.

Visit Surfside Beach, South Carolina

Surfside Beach is an excellent little beach community just south of Myrtle Beach, SC! For amazing rental homes, quaint restaurants and more, check out Surfside Beach. It's also an "Autism Friendly" destination, and has been since 2016.

Make Waves with Your Next Meeting in Myrtle Beach
Planting Your Spring Flower Beds from Seeds.

Up Next:

intl culinary institue fowler dining room

International Culinary Institute in the News

The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach has been awarded several prestigious awards that speak to the caliber of the instruction received in the classroom and test kitchens as well as the top-notch chef that graduates from the program.

  • August 2021, Students from ICI of Myrtle Beach competed in the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) national convention and were awarded the overall bronze medal and won best salad course.
  • February 2022, Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach (ICI) earned exemplary status for the Culinary Arts Program presented by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF)
  • March 2022, Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that Abigail Estes, Culinary Arts Technology/Baking and Pastry Arts major at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, is one of nine seniors from South Carolina colleges and universities selected for the 2021 Tourism Student Awards

Learn More About ICI