Take your culinary skills to a professional level in our Culinary Arts program. Learn basic and specialized culinary principles and techniques, and get the hands-on experience that could land you in the culinary job of your dreams. Bon appétit!

Hospitality is a big contributor to the Texas economy. More than 1.3 million people work in retail and hospitality fields in Texas, making the state the second-largest employer in the leisure and hospitality sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2018 data. In other words, Texas needs people in the hospitality industry. It’s a great place to get into the kitchen and into a career!

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Our Career Services team takes your future seriously. We work diligently to connect our highly skilled students and alumni to our ever-growing network of companies across the state. That’s why Texas State Technical College boasts such a high job placement rate.

Our staff also provides comprehensive career planning services. We help with resume and cover letter writing, job search, interviewing techniques, phone etiquette, and any other skill you need to land a great job. And with hire TSTC, our private online job board, students and grads have exclusive access to the best jobs in the state.

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Whether you’re a high school student, a full-time worker looking to make a career switch, or you took some time off from TSTC and are ready to come back, getting started is easy.

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January 27, 2022
TSTC student-operated restaurant to open Feb. 16
(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Culinary Arts program opens its student-operated restaurant for the spring semester on Wednesday, Feb. 16, on the Waco campus. This marks the first in-person dining the program has hosted in two years. Culinary Arts students plan menus...
January 12, 2022
TSTC Culinary Arts program talks tamales
The Culinary Arts program at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus educates students about various recipes from all over the world. One of those recipes is for tamales. Veronica Munguia, a TSTC Culinary Arts instructor, said various regions prepare them differently. “We use cornhusks,...
December 22, 2021
TSTC graduate inspires culinary creativity at local high school
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The sound of a sizzling ribeye steak, the aroma of lemon-garlic-butter shrimp, and the moist texture of a molten chocolate cake. Experiences like these, along with his kitchen expertise, are what Texas State Technical College graduate Hipolito Garcia brings to his...
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