Thursday Doors

This is one of those glass doors that isn’t spectacular with a long history and amazing hardware, but it leads to something delicious. It leads to Layers Bakery at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, part of Horry Georgetown Technical College.

I’m partial to Culinary Schools because for several years I was Director of HR for a NH college that included a culinary school. For a while, my office was actually in the culinary school. Do you know how well you eat when you work in the same building with the student chefs? πŸ™‚

Layers is a small bakery run by the students for the students. They do welcome walk-ins, and that is what I did.

The case is full of delicious pastries of every flavor, shape and size for a mere $1.50 or $2 each. I settled for six, and that was a real challenge to choose only six. I would give those student pastry chefs an A+.

They also have a well-known restaurant, Fowler Dining Room, with a waiting list of people wanting to enjoy the student chefs’ creations for lunch and dinner.Β Do you have a culinary school near you where you can purchase foods or eat dinner? Ever tried it?

Happy Thursday and last day of February. πŸ™‚

For more doors check Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, February 27, 2019.

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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50 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. KerryCan says:

    A door doesn’t need to be gorgeous when it has SO much gorgeous and yummy lying behind it! How far is this from where you’re staying? I’d be there every day . .

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I’ll give you an A+ on door selection. I stopped for breakfast, so your post isn’t making me hungry (which it would if I hadn’t stopped). It’s so good to find places like this. We had one near us, but their hours weren’t setup for the work crowd. They ended up closing a couple of years ago amid some he-said-she-said fight between the school and the building owner.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    Your door photos are wonderful, but there needs to be a trigger warning on this post that says: delicious food ahead, avoid if hungry. 😳

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  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    OH MY!! It never occurred to me to go to a culinary school to purchase their school work!! Oh, I do hope our local school has something even remotely close to your photos!!

    … although “Responsible Joanne” is frantically sending signals to my brain that this would be a very bad idea! 😏

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  5. Excellent choice, Judy!! Too bad Myrtle Beach is too far a drive.

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  6. WOW….I would walk through that door! How did you find them? I never thought about visiting a culinary school! Makes sense that they would sell those “practice pieces” and not waste the food. I’m “on the fence” about visiting a local “beauty school” for a much needed day of pampering……

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  7. Murphy's Law says:

    OMG! I’m having a sugar high just looking at the display case! Years ago we went to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY for dinner. Outstanding. We gave our daughter and her then fiancΓ© (now hubby!) a gift certificate to have dinner there. They loved it!

    Plain, functional doors, unique building, and fresh baked pastries to satisfy anyone’s taste. I’d say you made a great discovery. Good luck with your waistline now that you’ve found this treasure!!

    The only bakery here is in the supermarket. Ewwwwwww!

    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  8. Oddment says:

    The pearly gates would not be so inviting! I don’t think I have any such schools near me, but I’ve half a mind (that’s all that’s left) to jump in the car and head to Myrtle Beach.

    Now you must know how I laughed when I got to the end of your post, where it mentions this last day of March. This whole month I have been writing February appointments and reminders in March and April! It’s as though I wasn’t allowing February in my year. There must be something in us that wants to ignore February and pretend it isn’t happening — or that it’s over. I’m so glad I’m not alone!

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    • Joyce says:

      LOL Oddment, I want you to know that I enjoy your insightful comments as much as I enjoy Judy’s posts! I have to tell you about a similar experience while I taught high school. The months between Christmas and spring breaks can be excruciatingly long. One year I noticed that I was the only one who seemed peppy and chirpy in the middle of those bleak (Michigan) months. “What’s wrong with people?” I thought. “”Spring break is just around the corner!” Well, imagine the slump I dove into when I discovered I’d skipped the entire month of March on my calendar! No longer did the first week in April follow February! Just glad I hadn’t publicly promoted my mistake – high school kids can be relentless! “Happy summer vacation, Mrs. G! It’s May first!”

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      • Oddment says:

        Thank you, Joyce! As an old classroom warhorse myself, I can so well appreciate your let-down — and the look over the shoulder to be sure no one noticed. But I think I like your calendar better than the one I have!

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      • I’ve been so proud of myself that I can write 2019, and here I skip an entire month. Well, I’ve certainly had several chuckles tonight so that is good. πŸ™‚ I can only imagine your anticipation for spring break and then to find out you had another month to wait.

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    • Oh my gosh, I didn’t realize I did that so thank you. But, I’m laughing because I guess I really do want April to hurry up and get here. πŸ™‚

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  9. Almost Iowa says:

    Very inspiring [he says while pulling on his boots before heading to the bakery in town]

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  10. Be still my trembling heart! No good bakeries at all near where we live. Maybe that’s a good thing. πŸ˜‰

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  11. Joyce says:

    Beautiful building, but much better inside! Even at full retail those treats would be a joy to shop!
    We have a Community College here that operates a restaurant and I’ve heard great things about it. Only problem is that it’s downtown and I have long given up my courage for battling traffic and construction and trying to figure out where to park since I’ve heard that even space for students is hard to come by!

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  12. Sue Harvey says:

    Our community college has a culinary school. Fantastic lunch and dinner selections. One way to try gourmet or unusual selections w/o breaking the budget. Good job giving these guys some love.

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    • That is great to hear. We use to eat at our local culinary restaurant and enjoyed their delicious meals as they practiced their skills. Now, we’d have to travel to VT or MA. So, I’ll try to enjoy the SC one while we are here. Good to hear from you, and I hope all is well with you. πŸ™‚

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  13. I think it’s a good thing for my waistline I don’t have a bakery one near me or I’d be making a regular stop. I have a terrible sweet tooth.

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  14. germac4 says:

    Your photos brought back memories, Paul worked in the same building as a culinary school, and we sometimes got to eat there, but I have to say, I don’t think the pastries where anything LIKE yours…they look divine!

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  15. treadway says:

    No, but I wish we did! Those pastries look delicious!

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  16. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, what a delight! There is a couple vocational schools near us that serve lunch very cheaply, usually less than $5. You’ve inspired me to check them out!

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  17. Norm 2.0 says:

    We have a couple of schools in the region that offer their products for sale or run a restaurant style operation open to the public a few nights a week. It’s great experience for the students and offers affordable access to a fine-dining experience. They are very popular and people have to reserve weeks in advance. We have been to a few over the years and never had a bad experience.

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  18. Oh, I’m so glad you walked through that door Judy! What a delightful selection. There is a college here which has hospitality classes and they run a student restaurant. The food is excellent.

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  19. Yum, looks delicious! This reminds me of when I attended the University of Wisconsin and the Ag school made their own ice cream at Babcock Hall and they sold scoops at the student union.

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  20. Nancy says:

    What a door… with yummy treats like these behind it! Yum!

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  21. Tina Schell says:

    Wow, I never heard of this. Must take a drive one of these days. We do have a small technical college w a culinary arts school but really miss the one that moved to Columbia 😒

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  22. Wow… talk about amazing fringe benefits at that job! – Marty

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  23. joey says:

    Mmm, pastry! Something left of center that might have lemon curd πŸ˜›
    Yes, we do, and yes, I have. It was a temporary job, and I considered the culinary school a serious perk πŸ˜€

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  24. Annie says:

    So nice that you supported the students and publicized their goods, a win-win situation! In Exeter we have a certificate and degree culinary arts school that supplies many city meetings with tasty treats. (I can attest to that.) I’ve often wondered whether the students would cook and serve from my own kitchen for events. Wouldn’t that be fun?!

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  25. Oh my goodness, Judy. The temptation to overindulge must be so strong working in such an environment. I’m drooling just looking at your photos of that delicious food.

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  26. Junieper2 says:

    Sorry am late, but goodness, your image with all the chocolate must make everyone hungry! Good I don’t know of a culinary school closeby – I would gain (now) gain pounds and pounds! A substantial building and a delightful post, Judy!

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