2023 Culinary Educators Training Conference

2023 CETC


The Culinary Educators Training Conference (CETC) is an intensive 2-day culinary arts training for high school teachers featuring skilled industry experts. Add an additional day of basic skills training for instructors with less than two years experience.

CETC is designed for educators who want to network with peers, increase their knowledge and improve their skills. CETC is produced by the Texas Restaurant Foundation and the Texas Beef Council and is hosted in 2023 by Waller High School. Back to Basics Boot Camp, held in conjunction with CETC, 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.  Our 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.

The conference sells out every year with an extensive wait list. Registration is first come first serve.


The dress for conference events is casual. During sessions, conference attendees should wear their chef coat, chef hats, and chef pants. (Coats will be provided. If you do not have chef pants you can wear a pair of comfortable, relaxed fit black cotton pants.) Be prepared to work in the kitchen labs with comfortable, closed toe, and rubber soled shoes. At the minimum, bring a 8" - 10" chef knife ready to use during sessions.  

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General Conference + Back to Basics Boot Camp - $550 (ProStart Schools)

General Conference Only - $450 (ProStart Schools)

**Back to Basics Bootcamp is reserved for educators that have less than 2 years teaching culinary arts.

Refund Policy:  No refunds


  • Thursday, July 6 - Back to Basics Boot Camp   10:00am - 4:00pm  Location: Waller High School, 31213 Waller Spring Creek Rd. Waller TX
  • Friday & Saturday July 7/8 - General Conference   8:00am - 6:00pm  Location: Waller High School, 31213 Waller Spring Creek Rd. Waller TX
  • Sunday July 9 - Texas Restaurant Show  9:30am - 4:00pm  Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston TX
  • Sunday July 9 - Texas Restaurant Awards, featuring Lone Star Bash 5:00pm - 11:00pm Location: 713 Music Hall, Houston TX
  • Monday, July 10 - Texas Restaurant Show  9:30am - 4:00pm  Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston TX 

Discounted Hotel Information

Best Western Waller
19720 Stokes Rd Waller, TX 77494
Cut Off Date - 06/20/23
Guests may also call the hotel directly at 936-372-7570 and mention Texas Restaurant Association

Holiday Inn Express Waller
31380 FM 2920 Waller, TX 77484
Cut Off Date - 06/01/23
Group Code: TRA

Comfort Inn & Suites Waller
39502 US Hwy 290 Waller, TX 77484
To make a reservation, please call 936-372-5854 and mention Texas Restaurant Association. No online booking available

7/6/2023 8:00 AM - 7/9/2023 4:00 PM
Central Daylight Time
31213 Waller Spring Creek Rd Waller 77484
Registration not available.

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