Dine with TSTC

The student restaurant is open on select Wednesdays & Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Experience a taste of TSTC!

Join us at the Greta Watson Culinary Arts Building at our Waco campus to see and taste what our culinary students are learning.

This unique experience gives our students the chance to transform our learning space into a full-service dining restaurant. Students practice their skills both in the kitchen (back of the house), in the dining room (front of the house) and everywhere in between.

Your participation is important in putting their knowledge and skills to practice, so we appreciate you joining us!



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Summer 2024 Menu

SPECIAL DIETARY CONSIDERATIONS If you have a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity, please speak to your server about ingredients in our dishes before you order your meal. Please be advised that we are not an allergen-free kitchen. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. Allergy Notice: Some food that is prepared may contain milk, eggs, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, sesame seeds and shellfish.


Please send your reservation requests to wacoculinary@tstc.edu.

Reservations can be made and changed up to 48 hours before a serving day.

July 3rd & 5th


Chef Turner


Chicken Tinga Tostada

Shredded Chicken in a spicy adobo sauce, Pinto Bean Puree, Shredded Lettuce, Queso Fresco, Pickled Onion, Avocado and Lime Crema


Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cilantro and Tortilla strips



Chile Rubbed Chicken

Seared Chicken breast with Poblano cream sauce, roasted corn and Black Bean Relish, Cilantro Rice and Zucchini and Yellow Squash Sautéed with Red Bell Pepper 


Carne Guisada

Slow Braised Beef Stew with Cilantro Rice, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash Sautéed with Red Bell Pepper. Served with Flour Tortillas



Caramel custard with fresh strawberries, buñuelo crisp, and whipped cream


3 Course Lunch $16

Includes Coffee and Tea

July 10th & 12th


Chef Turner



Whipped Honey Butter


Fried Green Tomatoes

Cornmeal Crusted with Cheddar Grits, Bacon Jam, Pickled Peppers and Smoked Tomato Butter Sauce


Texas Red Chili

Cheddar Cheese, Green Onion and Sour Cream


Grilled Beef Meatloaf

Caramelized Onion Demi Glace, Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Sauteed Hericot Vert and Roasted Grape Tomatoes


Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast

Black Pepper Gravy, Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Sautéed Hericot Vert and Roasted Grape Tomatoes


Strawberry Shortcake

Vanilla Sponge Cake with Macerated Strawberries, Chantilly Cream and Toasted Pistachios

3 Course Lunch $16

Includes Coffee and Tea

July 17th & 19th


Chef Turner


Sweet Yeast Rolls

Coconut Butter



Thai Kale Salad

Baby kale and shredded red cabbage, peanut dressing, carrot, red bell peppers, mango, mint, cilantro and toasted peanuts.


Tom Yum Gai

Thai hot and sour soup, thinly sliced mushrooms and tomatoes.



Shrimp Pad Thai

Wok-seared shrimp, rice noodles, scrambled egg, bean sprouts, scallions tossed in a Thai sweet and sour sauce.


Panang Curry Chicken

Steamed Jasmine Rice, Stir-Fried Vegetables



Sticky Rice with Mango

Warm sweet rice with coconut cream, diced mango and Thai tea ice cream

3 Course Lunch $16

Includes Coffee and Tea

July 24th & 26th


Student Chef Travis Rosson


Garlic and Herb Biscuits

with Whipped Butter


Pimento Cheese with Garlic Bread

Creamy Pimento cheese served with sliced Garlic Bread


Sausage Gumbo

Rich and flavorful Andouille sausage gumbo served over rice


Blackened Catfish

Tender and light catfish with a lemon Beurre Blanc, steamed white rice, Maque Choux and

Sauteed Green Beans


Chicken Etouffee

Flavorful chicken seasoned to perfection in a buttery tomato sauce, steamed white rice, Maque

Coux and Sauteed Green Beans


Blackberry Ice Cream and Pecan Pralines

Homemade Blackberry Ice Cream with toasted Pecan Pralines

3 Course Lunch $16

Includes Coffee and Tea

July 31st & August 2nd


Student Chef Samantha Backer



Oil and herbs dip


Caprese salad

Sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil finished with balsamic reduction and olive oil


Zuppa Toscana

Creamy soup made with Italian sausage, potatoes, and kale


Chicken Marsala

Pan-fried chicken breast in a Marsala wine-mushroom sauce with

 garlic butter fettucine, squash and tomato ragout and

maple carrots


Meatballs Marinara

Beef & pork meatballs in marinara sauce with

garlic butter fettuccine, squash and tomato ragout and maple carrots


Teacup Tiramisu

Coffee liqueur-soaked ladyfingers layered with Mascarpone cream topped with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings

3 Course Lunch $16

Includes Coffee and Tea


Hungry? Leave the cooking to us!

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Culinary Arts' Gourmet 2 Go

Put that ramen cup down! Never miss a delicious meal again with the Culinary Arts’ Gourmet-2-Go (G2G) fresh, daily meals. All you have to do is send an email to wacoculinary@tstc.edu to be added to our G2G email list. After that, it’s bon appétit!


Dine With Us!

Texas State Technical College
Greta Watson Culinary Arts Building
104 8th St
Waco, TX 76705


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