Savannah Culinary Institute to host Summer Big Pig Fundraiser 

SAVANNAH, GA – Savannah Culinary Institute student chefs will host a Big Pig Fundraiser feast to benefit the Chef Jean Vendeville Culinary Scholarship Fund. The pre-order meal pack (feeds six) features two smoked meats, three gourmet sides, two barbeque sauces, rolls, and dessert for $150.

Meals will be available to pick-up from 3 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 and 9 a.m. until noon on Friday, July 1 at the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College (5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, 31406). Visit to pre-order meals by noon on June 24.

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

  • Dry Rubbed Spare Ribs (two racks)
  • Cheerwine Pulled Pork (3 lbs)
  • Bourbon Baked Beans (1 qt)
  • Roasted Potato Salad w/ Bacon Herb Vinaigrette (1 qt)
  • Green Goddess Cole Slaw (1 qt)
  • Alabama White Sauce (8 oz)
  • Chipotle BBQ Sauce (8 oz)
  • Potato Rolls (6)
  • Dutch Oven Cherry Cobbler

Savannah Culinary Institute classes will prepare the items as part of instruction for Summer semester including Contemporary Cuisines (smoking, sauces), Baking Principles (cobbler, bread), and Principles of Cooking (sides). 

The Chef Jean Vendeville Scholarship was initiated (2017) and funded solely by Judy & Dick Eckburg in honor of the now retired STC Department Head Chef Jean Vendeville. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of Culinary Arts/Baking & Pastry Arts to be eligible with a 3.5 GPA. Preference will be given to students receiving no other financial aid. The award provides $2,000 per student per year for two years Funds are applied toward tuition, fees, books, uniforms and required tools/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 estimated to be $100.

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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