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 Wednesday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m., 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 18-21, 2023

Age Group: Students entering grades 9-12

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

Registration for this program is full.

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.