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For students in Grades 8 – 12 during the 2017-2018 academic year

June 10 - 28

Students in this popular three-week class operate a real catering service and bistro on our campus. They prepare delicious, high-quality, and healthy foods, take orders, and either deliver it to appreciative customers or serve it in our small restaurant, the Wildcat Bistro.

Rolling out pastry doughStudents will explore an exciting and challenging career, while developing potential work skills in such areas as:

  • Food Preparation: making food items including breakfast, lunch, deserts, and afternoon snacks
  • Kitchen Safety: using knives, ovens, stoves, and many other small appliances, safely and effectively
  • Hospitality: interacting effectively with customers, taking telephone orders, delivery
  • Finance: budgeting, shopping, making change, determining profit
  • Knowledge about Food: food hygiene, healthy vs. unhealthy food, foods that travel well

Making keilbasa 



Students must have adequate physical stamina to "work on their feet" for reasonable periods of time, and be capable of tolerating outdoor activities in the central Texas summer heat.

Students  should be committed to working diligently, as this is a demanding career choice.

Students must be able to stay for the entire session, as the class is literally "running a business," and the departure of even one student can cause significant difficulty for the others.


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For information about program content, contact:

  • Margaret Edwards (512) 206-9476  or
  • Amanda Fierro (512) 206-9294 

For information about the application process, contact:
Short-Term Programs administrative team - Nichelle White (512) 206-9332, Phoebe Williams (512) 206-9241 or