Culinary Educators Training Conference

This annual conference is held each summer and is designed to provide culinary arts instructors with the skills and knowledge to reach the highest levels of culinary standards in their classrooms. Attendees experience hands on lab time with industry experts, learn the latest in culinary trends and network with their peers and industry professionals.

Culinary Educators Training Conference (CETC) is Going Virtual!

Back to Basics Bootcamp: Self-Paced Virtual Sessions PLUS Virtual Sessions on July 13


Brought to you by Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, St. Philip’s College, and the Texas Beef Council

Held in conjunction with the Culinary Educators Training Conference (CETC), Back to Basics Boot Camp was created to serve as a refresher course for existing culinary educators and to provide rudimentary instruction for conference attendees new to their role as a culinary educator or the industry.

The goal is to provide educators with the necessary culinary skills needed to navigate the culinary environment. We aim to expose you to hands-on training that will inspire and deliver creative ideas that can be incorporated into your classrooms. This year, Back to Basics Boot Camp will be a self-guided training program.Details will be emailed upon registration.
Cost: $50

View the schedule here.

Part 2: CETC Virtual Conference: July 14-17, 2020

Brought to you by Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, Texas Beef Council, St. Philip’s College, and Les Dames de Escoffier Dallas Chapter

This 4-day virtual conference will feature industry professionals and chefs conducting sessions with one-hour breaks in between sessions. Each attendee must register individually using a unique email address. After registering, you will receive links to each webinar.

Texas ProStart educators, please register using your school email address. You will be asked for a summer email address once you begin registration. THIS IS MANDATORY. Please provide a PHYSICAL address as we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes.
Cost: $75 Texas ProStart Educators
$99 – Non-ProStart Educators

View the (tentative) schedule here.

Registration is now open! Click here.

Last Year’s Conference:

The 16th Annual Texas ProStart Culinary Educators Training Conference (CETC) was held June 22 – 23, 2019 at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas.

The Culinary Educators Training Conference (CETC) is a 2-day intensive culinary arts training for high school teachers featuring skilled industry experts. CETC is designed for educators who want to increase their knowledge, improve their skills, and network with peers. CETC is produced by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation and the Texas Beef Council and hosted by St. Philip’s.

Check out photos of last year’s conference. We look forward to seeing you next summer at CETC this summer! 2020 dates To Be Announced.

To learn more about the conference view past agendas:

2019 Agendas

2018 Agendas

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