Culinary Arts at TSTC ready to fill jobs

Photo courtesy of Texas State Technical College.

Texas State Technical College provides a hands-on approach to the rapidly growing field of culinary arts.

TSTC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts, as well as three certificates, all of which can help equip students for success in the future.

Culinary Arts instructor Emma Creps discussed the approach that TSTC takes to the program.

“Our program has well-trained instructors with a lot of experience,” she said. “Our students receive excellent training, whether it is in baking or cooking techniques, food and meat preparation, dining room and customer service, or international and American cuisine.”

She said that Culinary Arts is always looking for additional ways that the program can bring even more to the table for students.

“We are always seeking ways to enhance those experiences for students,” she said. “Throughout the program, our students are given projects that will help them learn the importance of organizing events, kitchen management, menu creation and community relations.”

TSTC Career Services director Viviana Espinosa said that the guidance given from her department extends beyond a job search. While the coronavirus has shifted their services to being done virtually, students can still expect the same level of support that TSTC is known for.

“Our department offers professional development workshops, employer spotlights, job fairs to connect our students with industry professionals, and access to our online job portal,” she said.

The support does not stop there.

“We also offer one-on-one consultations, where we assist the student individually with their resume and conduct mock interviews.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, culinary arts is expected to grow at a faster-than-average pace until 2029.

To learn more about TSTC, visit tstc.edu.