SOWELA Culinary Arts Program Hosting Scholarship Informational Session December 7

College to Offer Scholarships of up to $1,500 to New Culinary Students for Spring 2024

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – November 28, 2023)

SOWELA’s Culinary Arts department is hosting a Culinary Scholarships Informational Session on Thursday, December 7, from 2:00-3:00 PM at its Lake Charles campus. Thanks to generous donors, the program offers scholarships of up to $1,500 to new Culinary Arts students for Spring 2024. Interested individuals can RSVP for the event through our Culinary Arts page. The event will occur at the Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Center, 3841 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, LA 70615.

The info session provides prospective students with the chance to learn more about scholarship eligibility requirements; tour the brand-new Culinary Arts facility, including new industrial kitchens and student lounge; meet faculty chefs and hear why they’re passionate about their craft; and learn about SOWELA student support services and how to apply.

The Culinary Arts program immerses students in the hospitality world through hands-on training in state-of-the-art industrial kitchens and baking lab. Students learn front- and back-of-house management and restaurant business and production. The curriculum includes regional cuisine and food and beverage operations.

For students interested in specializing in the pastry arts, a Baking and Pastry Arts concentration is available. Classes cover cake decorating, candy making, baking and pastries of the South, international pastry, artisan theory and advanced bread techniques.

Culinary Arts faculty help connect students with internship experiences, which have ranged from national brand casinos and high-end restaurants to tourist destinations, such as national parks and Disney.

Spring classes start Tuesday, January 16. For more information, contact the One Stop Enrollment Office at (337) 421-6550 or

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for more than 80 years.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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