Tayshas Culinary Arts is a degree program geared for people seeking employment is the food service industry, owning your own resturant or catering business, and more. It would be a general program offering an Associate of Applied Science Degree as well as offering any number of certifications for food service associations such as the American Culinary Federation, National Association of College & University Foodservice, etc.

What's in a name? Tayshas takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning "friend or allies". Written texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, the word was applied to the Caddos by the Spanish in eastern Texas, who regarded them as friends and allies against the Apaches. (Newcomb, W.W., Jr. The Indians from Texas: Prehistoric to Modern Times. University of Texas Press, 1961)