The Culinary School of Fort Worth Management/Staff

President – Scott Wade

Scott Wade is President of The Culinary School of Fort Worth. He is grateful to continue building upon the foundation that Bill and Judie Byrd began in 1988 when they started The Culinary School of Fort Worth.  He is passionate about working with great teams, which makes his role at The CSFTW a true joy.

Scott received his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University.  He has a background in operations, management and finance.  He enjoys investing in his local community by serving on the board of Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth and by serving as a trustee for The Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund.

Scott is also the proud father of three boys and blessed with a wonderful wife.  His favorite pastime is heading down to Rockport, TX with the family where they enjoy the beach and some good salt-water fishing.

Biven Burgoon


Biven is the Vice President of The Culinary School of Fort Worth. She was born in Fort Worth, Texas and comes from a big family who loves the DFW area. Biven is passionate about growing The CSFTW to better Fort Worth through the culinary industry.

Biven has a background in management, public relations and recruitment. She previously worked in the admissions office of her Alma mater Dallas Baptist University before going into the Oil and Gas Industry in Fort Worth for many years. Biven’s primary role is to assist in running the offices of admissions, student services, recruitment and marketing, as well as staff and faculty management.

Biven enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and investing into the local community by serving on the women’s board of her church as Co-chair and other areas of the community.

Danielle Rueter