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Galveston College Culinary Arts students will soon be getting their sea legs. In a partnership between the college and Sea Scout Base Galveston (SSBG), the state-of-the-art marine and maritime education destination on Galveston Island, culinary students will complete a portion of their course work by performing catering duties such as assisting in the cooking and preparing of meals, as well as serving, setting up and cleaning up at events held at SSBG.

SSBG, on Offatt's Bayou, features a number of indoor and outdoor facilities capable of hosting weddings, business conferences, community luncheons and similar events. Galveston College Culinary Arts students, under the direction of their instructors, will work alongside SSBG’s food service operators. 

“We are delighted to provide Galveston College students a unique classroom environment,” said Executive Director Ed Carrette. “Our mission at Sea Scout Base Galveston is to offer educational opportunities for individuals to learn through challenging, rewarding, hands-on experiences. This partnership offers real-world experience that will prepare the next generation to succeed in the maritime and hospitality industries that are key components in Galveston’s economy."

“The partnership that has been established with SSBG is an invaluable opportunity for Galveston College culinary students,” added Myles Shelton, President of Galveston College.  “By practicing and honing their skills in a state-of-the-art facility, our students have the opportunity to prepare for careers in the culinary and hospitality industry.”

For more information about Sea Scout Base Galveston please call 409.572.2560 or visit  For more information about Galveston College, please visit

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