2024 ProStart Educators Training Conference

2024 PETC


The ProStart Educators Training Conference (PETC) (formally 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.

PETC is designed for educators who want to network with peers, increase their knowledge and improve their skills. PETC is produced by the Texas Restaurant Foundation and is hosted in 2024 by St Philips College. Back to Basics Boot Camp, held in conjunction with PETC, 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 ProStart 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, June 13 - Back to Basics Boot Camp   10:00am - 4:00pm 
  • Friday & Saturday June 14/15 - General Conference   8:00am - 6:00pm 

Discounted Hotel Information

Comfort Suite San Antonio River walk
505 Live Oak St, San Antonio, TX 78202
Cut Off Date - 05/12/24
Rate: $109

6/13/2024 8:00 AM - 6/15/2024 4:00 PM
Central Daylight Time
St. Philips College Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts Building 1801 Martin Luther King Dr San Antonio 78203

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