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Jennifer Rosas - 325.235.7338
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TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
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Do you dream of a career where you can be creative, travel the world and choose from a variety of culinary careers? Business is sizzling in the foodservice industry, and those businesses need employees. Food service is the largest non-governmental employer in the U.S., and the field is expected to continue growing.

Career Opportunities

Chefs work in restaurants, hotels and resorts, catering, health spas, schools, hospitals, cruise lines and as personal chefs. If you find one of those career opportunities appealing, the TSTC Culinary Institute could help you achieve your dream.

Hands-on Approach

In the Culinary Institute, you’ll train with our faculty, who are all professional chefs, and learn basic and specialized culinary principles and techniques. You’ll receive hands-on experience in food preparation and learn the professionalism required for on-the-job success. Menu planning, catering, butchering skills, sauce creation, sugar and chocolate work, cake decorating, and the artistry of plate presentation are just some of the skills you will learn at the TSTC Culinary Institute.

Course Options

  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Meat Preparation and Cooking
  • Professional Cooking and Meal Service
  • Fundamentals of Baking
  • Purchasing for Hospitality Operations
  • American Regional Cuisine
  • International Cuisine
  • Beverage Management
  • Menu Management
  • Charcuterie


Our facility at the T&P center in the heart of downtown Abilene provides a setting for you to develop skills in preparing and presenting a variety of foods. And, if you pursue an associate’s degree, you’ll get on-the-job training and receive college credit in an industry-based internship. 

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