Sweetheart Sale offers traditional French pastries and artisan chocolates

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Institute of Savannah proudly offers its sixth annual online, pre-order sale, Bistro Savoirfeaturing assorted chocolate truffles, hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, pastries and artisan brioche for Valentine’s Day at

This year, a traditional French pastry, called religieuse, has been added to the list of artisan desserts. It is made of two stacked choux pastry cases, one larger than the other, filled with coffee-flavored pastry cream.

Hand-made chocolates include dipped strawberries (6) and an assortment of 15 handmade chocolate truffles in four flavors: white chocolate raspberry, milk chocolate amaretto, dark chocolate lemon log and dark chocolate Grand Marnier. Truffles will be sold in a heart-shaped cardboard box for $24 or an artisan dark chocolate bon bon box for $36. The sale also features berry cream tarts, alize cake for two and fondant-topped heart-shaped sugar cookies. The sale also includes a heart-shaped brioche loaf (1.5lbs).

Online pre-order sales are available through noon on February 8, or when quantities are sold out. Orders will be available for pickup at the College’s Savannah campus February 13 from 4-6PM and on February 14 from 8AM – noon. By request only, pickup will be available at the Crossroads, Liberty and Effingham Campuses. For a list of items for sale and to place orders, visit

Proceeds will benefit the Boiardi Culinary Exchange Scholarship to fund lodging/travel for an educational exchange for elite STC Culinary/Baking Pastry Arts students. Savannah Technical College has sent two groups of students to study in France since 2016. Last March, students from the Academy of Toulouse spent four weeks studying at the Culinary Institute of Savannah. Students are selected as finalists for the educational exchange based on grade point average and exceptional classroom performance in addition to a culinary competition and personal interviews.

Bistro Savoir from the Culinary Institute of Savannah at Savannah Technical College features the finest quality ingredients that are locally sourced, milled and handmade under the direction of Chef Jean Vendeville, world renowned pastry chef and department head for culinary arts at STC.

Savannah Tech’s baking and pastry program that was developed by the College to teach the art of creating tasty baked goods, pastries, and confections, from traditional bread baking to beautiful showpieces. Students learn a variety of international and classical pastries and desserts using basic and advanced techniques, which meet industry quality standards. More than 70 students are currently enrolled in the baking and pastry program.

Under the direction of the American Culinary Federation’s 2014 Chef Educator of the Year Jean Vendeville, the College offers associate degrees in Culinary Arts along with Baking and Pastry. The Culinary Institute of Savannah has earned distinction as one of the top four culinary programs in the country according to the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Vendeville has assembled a top-notch team of faculty, who have each earned national ACF certification under his leadership. For more information about STC Culinary Arts visit:


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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

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