About The Culinary School of Fort Worth

The Culinary School of Fort Worth is an accredited culinary institution that offers a more personal, hands-on approach to education for our students. Our small teacher-to-student ratio and professionally trained faculty provides students with the opportunity to be prepared for an exciting career in the industry. If you have a high appreciation for excellence, a passion for food, and want to realize your dreams of a fulfilling life in the food world, you belong here at The CSFTW.

Our Vision

We are committed to the growth of our students. We seek to empower each and every one of our students to become a professional culinarian.

Our Mission

The Culinary School of Fort Worth exists to prepare students to exemplify a standard of excellence in their culinary community.

Our Values

The Culinary School of Fort Worth is guided by the core values of ethics, integrity and professionalism.



Our Professional Culinary Program is about more than just food. It’s about learning to work with others, developing your own style and voice, and becoming a more confident culinarian. Our program is designed to help you develop your skills as a culinarian while also developing the kind of skills that will help you succeed in life.

Learning in the Right Environment

  • Fully Equipped, Commercial Kitchens
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Individual Instruction
  • Hands-On Learning in the Kitchen
  • 2+ Months Off-Site Externship Experience
  • Team Building Events With Classmates
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Hear from our alumni

Read more about what our Professional Culinary Program has done for our Alumni.

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chef instructors

Get to know the chef instructors before joining our Professional Culinary Program.


Student Life

Get to know what student life looks like during our Professional Culinary Program.

Community Education

The Culinary School of Fort Worth strives to be a thought leader in the local culinary community. This is why we have developed a high school culinary curriculum specifically for Texas high schools. We also offer cooking classes to the general public. 

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The Culinary Studio

The Culinary Studio is open to the public for those who wish to learn high skilled culinary techniques from our professional chef instructors.

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Summer High School Educator Workshops

Each summer, The Culinary School of Fort Worth hosts a High School Educator Workshop, providing teachers with hands-on training from our Chef Instructors. This is an excellent chance to improve your classroom skills and connect with culinary educators from the metroplex.


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CFC® High School Culinary Curriculum

The Culinary School of Fort Worth collaborated with Rouxbe, a top online culinary training provider, to develop a TEKS-aligned online culinary curriculum for Texas high school culinary programs, meeting ACF’s Certified Fundamentals Cook® standards. Click here to learn more.

Registered Apprenticeship Program

The Culinary School of Fort Worth is the Program Sponsor for the ACF Apprenticeship at The Culinary School of Fort Worth.  The U.S. Department of Labor defines a “Registered Apprenticeship” as an “industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, receive progressive wage increases, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.  Registered Apprenticeships are industry-vetted and approved and validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency.” CSFTW partners with employers to provide Apprenticeship pathways for their employees.

Fort Worx (pre-apprenticeship)

The Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB), Taste Project, and The Culinary School of Fort Worth have partnered to create Fort Worx, a job readiness-pre-apprenticeship program for adults interested in careers in the foodservice industry. Click here for more information.


The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation has approved the CSC® apprenticeship program at The Culinary School of Fort Worth. This apprenticeship program is to provide working culinarians an opportunity to achieve nationally recognized certifications by combining paid on-the-job learning with theory-based online classroom instruction. CSFTW partners with employers to offer the CSC® Registered Apprenticeship.  If you are an employer who is interested in learning more, please contact Ched Pagtakhan: ched@csftw.edu or visit this link to learn more.

Professional Culinary Program: Outcomes and success measures

The Culinary School of Fort Worth is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the culinary industry. The program outcomes are as follows:


Professional Culinary Certificate

Student Graduation Rate: 82.4%

Student Job Placement Rate: 79.5%

ACF Certification Rate: 100%


Professional Culinary Certificate

    • Student graduation rate: 71.4%
    • Student job placement rate: 85%
    • ACF Certification Rate: 100%

Professional Culinary Certificate

    • Student graduation rate: 63.25%
    • Student job placement rate: 68.9%
    • ACF Certification Rate: 46.2%


At The Culinary School of Fort Worth, we believe that accredited culinary schools are the best way to obtain a degree in culinary arts. Our culinary school is accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training). The Professional Culinary Program is accredited by ACFEFAC (American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission). It is also approved and Regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, Austin, Texas.

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Where are we located?

The Culinary School of Fort Worth is located right in the heart of DFW. The CSFTW is approximately 20 miles from Arlington and 40 miles from Dallas.

6550 Camp Bowie Blvd #110
Fort Worth, TX 76116

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Upcoming enrollment dates

Whether you're coming straight out of high school, already enrolled at another university or going back to school, our Professional Culinary Program has three or four class start dates throughout each year. 


Upcoming Classes Class Begins Available Class Time Options Enrollment Opens

September 2024

September 9, 2024




August 1, 2024
January 2025 January 27, 2025




December 1, 2024
April 2025 April 21, 2025




March 1, 2025

*Subject to availability at time of Enrollment

Enrollment is limited and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Spots are reserved when a student officially enrolls in the school. A student may enroll once they have toured the school, completed all the application steps, been accepted and have confirmed their payment plan.