Future Restaurateurs

Pre-College Program

Do you enjoy cooking or baking? Do you dream of owning your own restaurant or becoming a famous chef? Join chefs from our hospitality department for an introduction to baking and pastry arts, culinary arts, and hospitality management. Take part in field trips and hands-on workshops centered on developing kitchen skills, culinary/baking techniques, and menu planning strategies.

On Thursday, June 22 at 6pm, parents are invited to join participants for dinner and taste the delicious foods they’ve created using the skills learned during the week. (tentative)

Summer Overnight Pre-College Program

June 19-22, 2023

Age Group: Students entering grades 9-12

Fee: $375
Includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing.

Registration opens April 3, 2023.

Field Trips/Special Events


A field trip to a restaurant may be included along with an etiquette dinner.

Please Bring

Close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty are required.


Earn up to $2,000 off Penn College tuition

Did you know you can save money on your Penn College tuition if you attend one of our Pre-College Programs? 

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Here's how it works:

Here's how it works:

  • Complete a Pre-College Program during the summer before entering 9-12 grade. 
  • Or better yet, come for two Pre-College Programs. Pick a different program the second time around or come for the same one twice. Each year we mix things up.
  • Attend Penn College and receive $1,000 off your tuition each year if you came for one program. 
  • Or, get $2,000 off your tuition each year if you join us for two programs.