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2023 Culinary Educators Training Conference

2023 CETC


The Culinary Educators Training Conference (CETC) is a 3-day intensive culinary arts training for high school teachers featuring skilled industry experts. Add an additional day of basic skills training for $100 

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 Association  Foundation and the Texas Beef Council and hosted by Waller ISD. 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. For pertinent information and more on attire, please click here. 


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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.


  • Thursday July 6 - Basic Boot Camp   10am-4pm  Location: Waller CTE
  • Friday & Saturday July 7/8 - General Conference   8am - 6pm  Location Waller CTE
  • Sunday July 9 - Texas Restaurant Show  9am - 8pm  Location: George R. Brown Convention Center

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