Instructor: TENA PATE


Hello! My name is Tena Pate and most of my friends call me Tenarita. I am a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and have been teaching for 8 years. I teach Foods and Nutrition 1, Culinary Arts 1, Baking and Pastry, and Prostart at a high school in northern Utah. My educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Science Education from Utah State University & a Masters of Arts in English Language Learning from Western Governors University as well as A Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Degree from Park City Culinary Institute. Some of my hobbies include paddle boarding, going to the beach, hiking, camping, traveling, reading, cooking, and baking. I love to stay busy, be surrounded by good people and stay active. I am very passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and helping others find a love for cooking and baking. I strive everyday to create a positive, fun and safe learning environment for my students.

TENA PATE is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Working With Dough: Sweet & Savory (Age 8-17) Summer 7/30/24 - 8/01/24 Youth Education
International Cooking (Age 8-17) Summer 7/29/24 - 8/02/24 Youth Education

TENA PATE has previously taught:

  • Taste of Fresh Mex (Age 8-17)
  • Taste of Italy (Age 8-17)
  • Taste of Hawaii (Age 8-17)
  • Is It Cake? (Age 8-12)
  • Everyday Cooking (Age 8-17)