The 2023 NC ProStart Invitational will be held at NC Central University in Durham on March 20-21.
The North Carolina ProStart Invitational showcases the culinary and academic talents of high school ProStart students. The highlight of the event is students participating in one or both team competition formats: Culinary Competition and Management Competition. Winning teams from both the Culinary and Management Competitions will be awarded scholarships to pursue post-secondary education. The first-place team in both competitions will also continue on to the National ProStart Invitational (May 2-4, 2023 in Washington, D.C.) to represent North Carolina ProStart. In addition, the North Carolina ProStart Invitational features activities and opportunities that enable students to meet and network with post-secondary representatives and industry partners from around the state.
Highlights from 2022
2022 NCPI Culinary Winners
First place: South Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte and Asheville High School, Asheville
Third place: Ashe County High School, West Jefferson
2022 NCPI Management Winners
First place: South Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte
Second place: Eastern NC Regional Skills Center, Jacksonville
Third place: Smithfield Selma High School, Smithfield
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