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 is my fourth year teaching and I really enjoy exposing students to foods they never imagined they would like.


I am very excited about our third year at the Career & Technology Center. It is an amazing facility that is a testament to this community's dedication to the education and job readiness of our children. We have a full commercial kitchen and Café that will be open to the public. This will give our students the proper environment to prepare to work in the food service industry. You can follow the students' learning on Twitter or Instagram @ctc_cafe_tisd.


If you have any questions, I have office hours from 10:15-11:00 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



8:10 - 9:40  - Culinary 1 (2 Credits)

10:15 - 10:58 - Conference 

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

2:40 - 3:23 - Department Chair

Tutorials - Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00