Savannah Culinary Institute to host Big Pig Fundraiser (Fall 2021)

Big Pig Fundraiser pork bellySAVANNAH, GA – Savannah Culinary Institute student chefs will host a Big Pig Fundraiser feast to benefit the Patrick Ansley Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund for 2021. The pre-order meal pack (feeds six) features two smoked meats, three gourmet sides, two barbeque sauces, artisan bread, and dessert for $140.

Meals will be available to pick-up from noon until 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 at the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College (5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, 31406). Visit to pre-order meals by October 28.

Big Pig Fundraiser Feast take out menu (feeds six):

  • Ancho Chili BBQ Pork Belly (3 lbs)
  • French Garlic Sausage (2 lbs)
  • Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese (1 qt)
  • Roasted Vegetables: Heirloom Carrot, Brussels, Butternut Squash, Parsnip, infused with Fresh Herb Oil (1 qt)
  • Country Style Baked Beans (1 qt)
  • Alabama White Sauce (8 oz)
  • Chipotle BBQ Sauce (8 oz)
  • Savannah Sourdough Bread with Yukon Gold Potato, Asiago and Chive (1.5 lb loaf)
  • Dutch Apple Crisp

Savannah Culinary Institute classes will prepare the items as part of instruction for Fall semester including Garde Manger (charcuterie, smoking, sauces), Nutrition (vegetables, beans), Retail Production (bread) Principles of Cooking (mac/cheese, cobbler). 

The Patrick Ansley Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund was started in 2012 by Bill Dickinson to honor the late Patrick Williams. Five $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to STC culinary and hospitality students with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, who are selected by the College’s scholarship committee. Funds are applied toward tuition, fees, books, and required supplies.

The amount of the contribution for the Big Pig Fundraiser feast, which is deductible for federal income tax purposes, is limited to the excess over the value of the goods or services provided by Savannah Technical College Foundation. The tax-deductible portion of the gift is $100; $40 will cover cost of goods and bank fees.

STC scholarship funds are managed by the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501 (c)3 organization whose sole purpose is to raise private funds to support the mission of Savannah Technical College. Gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

About Savannah Technical College’s Savannah Culinary Institute
The Savannah Culinary Institute, an American Culinary Federation-accredited culinary arts program, has been described as the “best in the U.S.A” by its ACF accreditation review board. According to the committee chair, the Culinary Institute of Savannah, offering ACF-accredited diploma and degree programs in culinary arts, has gone “well over and above the standards and expectations for a technical college teaching facility.” The committee recommended that the program receive the maximum accreditation time of seven years, when the average is three years. Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts associate degree graduates have a 100% placement rate in their field since 2015. The program has earned regional and national recognition with ACF-sponsored competitions. For more information visit:


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