How To Apply to The CSFTW

1. Complete the Online Admissions Form. A paper copy of the form is available here.

2. Provide a copy of your high school diploma, official transcripts or GED.

3. Submit a (1) page essay that includes: why you would like to attend The Culinary School of Fort Worth, your expectations of this program and what you hope to accomplish when you graduate.

4. Provide (2) different letters of recommendation stating why you would be a positive addition to the student body at The CSFTW. (Letters can be from family, co-workers, employer, teachers, friends. They do not have to be from within the culinary industry.)

5. Current Food Handler’s Certificate

6. Submit your $100 registration fee. (Due upon receipt of all of the above application materials and credited toward total cost upon enrollment)

Next Semester Begins November 2020

Space Is Limited! Apply Now

Enrollment is limited and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

Enrollment Dates

Enrollment is limited and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. If a course is full, you can be placed on a waiting list and we will notify you if space becomes available before the program begins, or within the first week of classes.

November 2020

Classes Begin: November 30, 2020

March 2021

Classes Begin: March 1, 2021

July 2021

Classes Begin: July 12, 2021

September 2021

Classes Begin: September 20, 2021

Tuition & Fees

The Professional Culinary Program

The Professional Culinary Program (PCP) includes the following subjects: Professional Culinary Program I (PCP), Professional Culinary Program II (PCP II), Professional Culinary Program III (PCP III) and Professional Culinary Program IV (PCP IV).

Application Fee$100.00$0.00$100.00
Uniform Fee*$216.45$17.86$234.31
The uniform package includes (2) chef coats, (2) pairs of pants, (3) aprons, (2) neckerchiefs, (2) toques
Knife Roll*$385.13$31.77$416.90
The knife roll will include a chef’s knife, boning knife, paring knife, offset serrated knife, carving knife, peeler, steel, scissors, microplane, instant read thermometer, timer, and carrying case.
Pastry Kit*$78.06$6.44$84.50
The pastry kit will include pastry tips, wooden spoon, measuring cup, bench knife, heat resistant scraper, candy thermometer, and measuring spoons.
On Cooking textbook and ServSafe Manager textbook
Program Total$18,500.00


All supplies must be purchased through The Culinary School of Fort Worth and are required in order to participate in class.

The following must be purchased by the student and are not included in the calculated tuition.

  • Black Non-Slip Closed-Back Shoes

Cost of Attendance for Title IV Purposes:

TuitionBooks/SuppliesReg. FeeOtherLoan FeesRoom and BoardPersonalTransportationTotal
Dependent (living with parents)$17,475$925$100$0$101$4,014$2,376$1,530$26,521
Dependent (living on own)$17,475$925$100$0$101$7,938$2,376$1,530$30,445

How To Pay For School

Perhaps one, if not the biggest question is “How do I pay for school?”. The answer is not simple and it’s different for everyone. While our recommendation and preference is to see our students work in the culinary industry, gain relevant experience, and pay for school from their earnings, we know this is not possible for everyone. We offer several options to make school more affordable according to your situation.

Below are some options available to assist in paying for your education:

Semester Payment Plans

Per Semester (4 Semesters, interest-free)
  • Semester 1: $5,293.87 (tuition, supplies, taxes)
  • Semesters 2 – 4: $4,368.71/Semester (tuition)

Monthly Payment Plans

Per Month (9 Months)
  • Month 1: $2,866.80 (tuition, supplies, taxes)
  • Months 2 – 9: $1,941.65/month (tuition)

Federal Financial Aid

The Culinary School of Fort Worth participates in the Federal Title IV, HEA financial aid program. We are here to help guide you through applying and securing financial aid for which you are eligible for your education at The CSFTW.

Personal Loan Through A Bank

Outside Scholarships

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Foundation

Contact for additional opportunities.


For eligible Veterans, please visit

Pro Start

For students who have been awarded the National Certificate of Achievement (COA), please speak to Admissions for details.

Additionally, the government makes funds available for use for education of qualified individuals including:

Net Price Calculator: The Net Price Calculator can help you get an estimate for your total costs to attend The Culinary School of Fort Worth. Cost of Attendance includes: tuition, books and supplies, room and board (meals) and other related expenses, minus the estimated grant and scholarship aid.

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This school has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The TWC-assigned school number is: S2818.

The school’s programs are approved by TWC, as well as (name(s) of other Texas state agencies, as applicable) and (name(s) of any relevant accrediting bodies).

Students must address their concerns about this school or any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Schools are responsible for ensuring and documenting that all students have received a copy of the school’s grievance procedures and for describing these procedures in the school’s published catalog. If, as a student, you were not provided with this information, please inform school management.

Students dissatisfied with this school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable.

Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s Career Schools and Colleges Website.

More information on completion and placement statistics can be found here.

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