Feeding Dreams. Building Futures.
ProStart is a nationwide, two-year program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s industry leaders. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-world educational opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.
Hear from ProStart students how the program sharpens their culinary skills and enriches their lives in this video from ABC 11.
ProStart Credential - National Certificate of AchievementThe ProStart® National Certificate of Achievement is an industry-recognized certificate awarded to students who have completed the requirements of the ProStart program.
To earn the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement, students complete the two-year ProStart program, pass two national exams, demonstrate mastery of foundational skills and work 400-mentored hours.
Students who receive the certificate are eligible for National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation scholarship opportunities and course credits at more than 75 of the country’s leading hospitality and culinary arts colleges and universities.
The industry-driven curriculum of the ProStart® program, Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts (Level 1 and 2), offers comprehensive coverage of culinary and management topics to develop well-rounded future employees. Developed with input from industry and academic experts, it includes relevant and timely topics ranging from global cuisines to sustainability.
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2017 National ProStart Invitational