Mr. Joseph Guzzetta

Phone: 903.262.1912


Degrees and Certifications:

Certified Texas Educator - Trade & Industrial Education Grades (8-12); June 2015 ServeSafe® Certified Food Protection Manager - since 2001 Certified ServSafe Instructor & Registered Proctor - National Restaurant Association Certificate of Completion - Cordon Bleu; Paris, France August 2002 Bachelors of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts & Service Management - Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science; Paul Smiths, NY December 2001 Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics - SUNY Plattsburgh; Plattsburgh, NY May 1990

Mr. Joseph Guzzetta

Welcome to the Culinary Arts webpage. I teach one section of Culinary Arts 1 and two sections Practicum of Culinary Arts. I have over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. I am a graduate of The State University of New York at Plattsburgh '90 and Paul Smiths College '01. This will be my sixth year teaching and I have been at the Career & Technology Center since it opened in the fall of 2015.

I am very excited about this year at the Career & Technology Center. We are offering Duel Credit in conjunction with TJC through our culinary classes.  Students can earn college credit free of charge while still in high school.

We have an amazing facility that is a testament to this community's dedication to the education and job readiness of the children of Tyler, TX. We have a full commercial kitchen and Café that will be open to the public. This gives our students the proper environment to develop skills needed to work in the food service industry. You can follow the students' learning on Twitter or Instagram @ctc_cafe_tisd and stay up to date with our café schedule by liking us on Facebook @TISDCulinaryCafe.

If you have any questions, I have office hours from 2:00-3:15 Monday-Friday at the Career & Technology Center on Earl Campbell Parkway, or you can email me at  

Please direct all catering or cafe questions to

Click here for the Culinary Arts page to learn more and see our menus!

Click the appropriate link for to read the syllabus

Culinary I Syllabus

Practicum of Culinary Arts

Syllabus Acknowledgement



8:10 - 9:40  - Café/Catering Prep 

10:15 - 11:45 - Culinary I (2 Credits) 

11:42 - 2:00 - Practicum of Culinary Arts/Baking & Pastry Arts (3 Credits)

2:15 - 3:30 - Conference

3:30 - 4:00 - Department Chair

Tutorials - Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00