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Kay Johnson - 325.734.3630
Mayra Juarez - 325.236.8206
Nicole Whitley - 325.641.5955

Email: wtxfinaid@tstc.edu

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Julia Humphrey - 325.734.3612
Abilene Campus

Patricia Reid - 254.559.7720
Breckenridge Campus

Charlotte Tongate - 325.641.3901
Brownwood Campus

Rene Ralston - 325.235.7412
Sweetwater Campus

Nick Alvarado - 325.235.7331
Abilene/Sweetwater Campus
(254) 799-3611

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
 
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What the Future Holds

Culinary jobs are readily available nationwide. Did you know that food service, the nation's largest retail employer, accounts for three out of every ten retail workers? Data shows that in Texas, food preparation and jobs in related fields are one of the top three most-employed positions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of chefs, head cooks, food preparation and serving supervisors is expected to increase by six percent over the 2008-2018 decade!

Culinary Arts program graduates can expect virtually endless employment opportunities. You may have careers in a variety of establishments and organizations, both nationwide and abroad, from well-known restaurants to casinos, resorts and cultural centers, as well as health care facilities, universities, sports arenas, airports and more. In Texas in particular, the National Restaurant Association projects a 17.3 percent employment growth or 172,900 jobs by 2021.

  • Texas is No. 3 in the nation with the highest employment level in this occupation.
  • Annual median wage: $44,780
  • Mean hourly wage: $21.53

Companies that Employ Our Graduates

  • Cypress Street Station
  • Hildalgo's
  • Ramada
  • Moss Creek Ranch
  • Copper Creek
  • Seafood Tavern
  • The Loft
  • Abilene Regional Hospital
  • Abi-Haus

By the Numbers CLA Industry

 

35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant
Annual Average of Job Openings TX    4015
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 13%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $9.39
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $9.41
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks
Annual Average of Job Openings TX 150
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX -0.8%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $19.44
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $16.15
35-1012 Supervisors/Managers
of Food Preparation & Servers
Annual Average of Job Openings TX 2385
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 9.8%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $14.11
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $13.71
51-3011 Bakers
Annual Average of Job Openings TX 345
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 2.3%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $11.41
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $10.59
SOURCES: WantedAnalytics, WorkInTexas.com, BLS.gov, and O*NET Online, MSN Careerbuilder and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
*Salaries are dependent on location and demand










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