Chef Katie Natalecertified culinarian
      Advanced Culinary Instructor
    Email:  knatale@ems-isd.net
    Phone: 817-306-1925 x7639
    Office Hours: 10:35am -11:27am
    Office: C109

  • Class Schedule
    1st / 2nd Period | 9:15am- 10:32am
    5th / 6th Period | 1:00pm- 2:12pm 
    7th / 8th Period | 2:53- 4:20pm
photo credit: Chastity Wheeler 2018
  • Chef Natale started teaching at HCTC in February of 2016 having come from teaching at Le Cordon Bleu, College of Culinary Arts in Dallas.  Prior to her teaching career, she was a regionally recognized chef at The Four Seasons Hotel & Resort in Las Colinas.  It was there that she was featured in numerous publications such as Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Telegram, D Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine and more. She is listed in a book "Best Chefs America" 2013 for her culinary contributions to the hospitality industry. With over 20 years of industry experience, Chef Natale facilitates the culinary program at Hollenstein Career and Technology Center based on the fundamentals of cooking with an emphasis on work ethic.  Students will learn a vast array of life skills from computer skills, communication skills, organizational skills, cleaning, team work, resume building in addition to the multitude of cooking and baking techniques that are outlined by the Texas Restaurant Association ProStart program. Advanced Culinary students are leading the operations of The Bistro and a number of on site caterings for the district.  We participate in SkillsUSA in the winter and spring competing in Culinary, Commerical Baking and Front of the House management.
    Chef Natale is a wife and mother living in North Fort Worth for the past 3 years. Her husband is Phil Natale is the General Manager of The Network Bar in Trinity Groves, downtown Dallas.  She has a 6 year old daughter and 5 year old son. She is a native of Kansas City, Missouri having lived in Keystone, Colorado, St. Louis, Missouri, Dallas, Texas and Brooklyn, New York.