Big Tex Business Masterclass


a dynamic education series for entrepreneurs

The Big Tex Business Masterclass is a dynamic educational series for small business owners and entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry produced by the State Fair of Texas. The goal of the program is to take existing businesses and educate them on how to implement successful business operations and disciplines while creating a collaboration of networking and providing opportunities for growth and exposure. Completion of the program is not an automatic acceptance to the State Fair of Texas but it allows a behind-the-scenes view and insight into what it takes to be a Food and Beverage Vendor for the State Fair of Texas.

This five-month cohort comprised of 7-10 businesses will have classroom, mentoring, and hands-on opportunities for growth and exposure to the industry.


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Meet Our 2023 Big Tex Masterclass Graduates!

Fluffy’s Chicken LLC
Gayla Beaty

Dora’s Amora
Dorian Clark

Best Tex Tacos & Tamales
Tiffany Cooper

Lulu’s Loaded Potatoes and More LLC
Jahona Davis

Trina’s Taco
Katrina Finney

Sebastian & Ingrid Ganoza

KLJ Concessions
Kichu Jones

Felicia Lucero

Creole Bowl
Kris Manning

The Food Trap Dallas
Jonathan McZeal

La Crepe des Rois; Crepes and Co LLC
Brice Noutoua

ZZ’s Ice Cream Puffs
Nikita Seal

Southside Steaks & Cakes
Nicole Sterns

Otro Taco
Orquidea Zavala-Hernandez & Leonel Zavala

Our Big Tex Masterclass graduates Shine Bright

In 2019, our Masterclass graduate Kerston Crawford Thorns was featured on the Kelly Clarkson show! Click the button below to watch a clip from the episode.