Jordan Swim

“UTD connected me to a network of leaders and provided a framework for understanding the ever-changing tapestry of our community.”

Home: Richardson, Texas

UT Dallas Degree: Masters in Public Affairs
Profession: I am the owner of Vestals Catering , as well as an Adjunct Professor at El Centro College.

My Work

I teach, cook and lead a team of hospitality professionals who inspire by executing creative flavors and generous hospitality for the broader North Texas business and social community.

Honors/accolades, additional degrees received, and/or previous work/positions held

I was proud to have been awarded the High School Teacher of the Year award from the Allen ISD for my position as Department Head of Culinary and Hospitality Management.

The Value of My Degree

UTD connected me to a network of leaders and provided a framework for understanding the ever-changing tapestry of our community.

My EPPS Success

The faculty's interest in students' development was integral to my success. Engaging curriculum that connects the needs of the global community is a unique and valuable aspect of UT Dallas.

Other Interests

I like to cook and travel with my wife, and spend time with my two children, Caroline and Henry.


Posted January 2015