ProStart Program

ProStart Program ProStart is a two-year career and technical education program that focuses on teaching culinary arts and restaurant management fundamentals.
ProStart is a two-year career and technical education program that focuses on teaching culinary arts and restaurant management fundamentals. The program reaches nearly 140,000 high school students throughout the United States, Guam and Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe and the Pacific.
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Connecticut and Delaware, we are so excited to see how today goes! Good luck to everyone competing. 🙌
02/28/2020

Connecticut and Delaware, we are so excited to see how today goes! Good luck to everyone competing. 🙌

Thanks to Chef Sugimura, the students were taught how to make authentic Japanese dumplings during their ProStart class.
02/28/2020
Chef Sugimura teaches Pro-Start students the art of dumplings

Thanks to Chef Sugimura, the students were taught how to make authentic Japanese dumplings during their ProStart class.

Corporate Executive Chef and partner at PinKU Japanese Street Food in Minneapolis, John Sugimura, recently met with Pro-Start Culinary Program students at North Branch Area High School to teach students

You know what they say - your eyes eat first! New York ProStart really delivered at NPSI last year. From the appetizer t...
02/27/2020

You know what they say - your eyes eat first!

New York ProStart really delivered at NPSI last year. From the appetizer to the dessert, judges were wowed with excellent presentation and plating. #MadeinProStart

We have HUGE news! 🎉Eight high schools from across the country will receive special funding to upgrade and expand their ...
02/27/2020

We have HUGE news! 🎉

Eight high schools from across the country will receive special funding to upgrade and expand their ProStart Programs thanks to $425,000 in grants from The #RachaelRayFoundation and Rachael Ray’s Yum-o Organization. #ProStartGrowGrant

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2Vr98SF.

Rhode Island ProStart's #RoadtoNPSI begins today! Good luck to everyone competing.
02/27/2020

Rhode Island ProStart's #RoadtoNPSI begins today! Good luck to everyone competing.

Congratulations to ProStart educator, Stephen Martin, on this recent accolade! Well deserved.
02/26/2020
Cabell Midland ProStart teacher recognized statewide

Congratulations to ProStart educator, Stephen Martin, on this recent accolade! Well deserved.

ONA — After setting a timer for one hour, burners flickered to life, water started boiling, and Stephen Martin’s ProStart students at Cabell Midland High School immediately got to work

Today's the big day!Good luck to the Pennsylvania, Dodea Pacific, and Oklahoma ProStart students whose competitions star...
02/26/2020

Today's the big day!

Good luck to the Pennsylvania, Dodea Pacific, and Oklahoma ProStart students whose competitions start today. You've got this! 💪

There's nothing better than a collaborative environment where you can learn and grow from one another and that's exactly...
02/25/2020

There's nothing better than a collaborative environment where you can learn and grow from one another and that's exactly what ProStart is!

Alumni - follow the link and tell us who has inspired you throughout your culinary journey and be entered to win a $50 American Express gift card: http://bit.ly/AlumniGiveaway.

We cannot wait to see the results of today's competition, New Jersey! Good luck to everyone going. 🙌
02/25/2020

We cannot wait to see the results of today's competition, New Jersey! Good luck to everyone going. 🙌

See anyone you recognize? ProStart educator Molly Matthaei is taking her talents to Food Network’s Spring Baking Champio...
02/24/2020
Meet the Competitors of Spring Baking Championship, Season 6

See anyone you recognize?

ProStart educator Molly Matthaei is taking her talents to Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship. Help us wish her luck in the comments below!

Get to know the eleven bakers competing for a chance to win the $25,000 prize and the title of Spring Baking Champion.

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and ProStart Program are proud to support the Yum-o organizat...
02/20/2020
BAM! Emeril Lagasse's Budget-Friendly Steak: Tri-Tip With Bearnaise

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and ProStart Program are proud to support the Yum-o organization to change lives – and to help those who dream of a future in restaurants achieve it. Alyssa, you’ve truly inspired us and we’re so glad you had an awesome experience with the Rachael Ray Show!

Follow the link to get the recipe Alyssa cooked up with Rachael and Emeril Lagasse: https://rach.tv/32aJIKx.

Tri-tip steak is a tender, flavorful & affordable cut, perfect for entertaining a crowd—and Emeril's bearnaise sauce adds a little something extra.

What an incredible surprise from the Rachael Ray Show!The team awarded a scholarship to Alyssa Rosenthal, who is current...
02/20/2020
Culinary Student Who Survived Strokes Gets Surprise(s) of a Lifetime

What an incredible surprise from the Rachael Ray Show!

The team awarded a scholarship to Alyssa Rosenthal, who is currently enrolled as a freshman at Johnson & Wales University. National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and ProStart Program are thrilled to support the Yum-o organization in administering the scholarship and to help tell such an incredible story.

ProStart, have you applied for a scholarship? Applications close soon: bit.ly/NRAEFscholarships.

Alyssa had been in culinary school for 3 weeks when she suffered multiple strokes. Today, she's almost fully recovered and we had 2 big surprises for her.

Missouri ProStart, we can't wait to see how the competition unfolds!Good luck to everyone competing. 🙌
02/20/2020

Missouri ProStart, we can't wait to see how the competition unfolds!

Good luck to everyone competing. 🙌

Good luck to all of our students from the Tar Heel state competing today! You've got this. 🙌
02/19/2020

Good luck to all of our students from the Tar Heel state competing today! You've got this. 🙌

We're already a few weeks into competition season and we're so proud of all of our students who worked so hard at their ...
02/17/2020

We're already a few weeks into competition season and we're so proud of all of our students who worked so hard at their state invitational competitions thus far! A big congratulations to all our students who will be traveling to DC for Nationals later this year - we can't wait! 👏⁣

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Good luck to all of the students competing at the Maine State Invitational today! You've got this. 💪
02/15/2020

Good luck to all of the students competing at the Maine State Invitational today! You've got this. 💪

Did you know? February is National Career and Technical Education Month! Click here to learn more about how ProStart is ...
02/15/2020
Celebrating CTE Month at Prostart

Did you know? February is National Career and Technical Education Month!

Click here to learn more about how ProStart is one of the most effective industry-supported career technical education programs in the nation. #CTEMonth

February is Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of...

Love may be sweet but if you ask us, these pots de crème Pacific Grove High School made are even sweeter. 😏 How is your ...
02/14/2020

Love may be sweet but if you ask us, these pots de crème Pacific Grove High School made are even sweeter. 😏

How is your ProStart class celebrating Valentine's Day today? #MadeinProstart

Out of the kitchen and onto the basketball court! 🏀How many of you will be watching José Andrés and Guy Fieri at the NBA...
02/13/2020
Guy Fieri and José Andrés Will Face Off in NBA Celebrity Game

Out of the kitchen and onto the basketball court! 🏀

How many of you will be watching José Andrés and Guy Fieri at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game tomorrow?

José Andrés and Guy Fieri are among the most beloved chefs in the industry. Fieri has amassed a dedicated Flavortown fanbase through his show Diners, Drive-Ins…

Good luck to all of our DoDEA Europe students competing today! You've got this. 🙌
02/12/2020

Good luck to all of our DoDEA Europe students competing today! You've got this. 🙌

“My biggest thing is teaching transferable job skills that don’t necessarily have to do with cooking, but have to do wit...
02/12/2020
Meet the high school culinary students in Mansfield who are running their own restaurant

“My biggest thing is teaching transferable job skills that don’t necessarily have to do with cooking, but have to do with problem solving, collaboration, being able to speak to people professionally, and look them in the eye. The things that I wouldn’t see when kids were applying for a job with me.”

“How many kids can say they run a restaurant during school?” asks Alex Wyglendowski, a senior at Ben Barber Innovation Academy in Mansfield. The public...

In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we're throwing it back to this incredible ice cream parlor ...
02/11/2020
Icing the Competition: Feminist Restaurant Concept Wins National ProStart Management Award

In honor of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we're throwing it back to this incredible ice cream parlor that Wilbur Cross High School won with two years ago at NPSI.

The all-girls group conceptualized and presented their idea for an ice creamery that supports women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Liquid nitrogen infused dessert helped illustrate how ice cream and science work together in winning management concept. By Thomas Smith What could a group of high school girls know about managing a restaurant? A great deal, according to the restaurant and management judges of the 2018’s National ...

The secret to a perfect #NationalItalianFoodDay? Fresh ingredients. 😋 Has your class made pasta from scratch before? Be ...
02/11/2020

The secret to a perfect #NationalItalianFoodDay? Fresh ingredients. 😋

Has your class made pasta from scratch before? Be sure to share photos with us by using #MadeinProstart!

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Today's lunch: 🍕with some more 🍕 on the side. How are you celebrating #NationalPizzaDay today? #MadeinProstart📷 : Jay M....
02/09/2020

Today's lunch: 🍕with some more 🍕 on the side.

How are you celebrating #NationalPizzaDay today? #MadeinProstart

📷 : Jay M. Robinson High School Prostart

Good luck to all of the Alaska Prostart students competing in their State Invitational this weekend! 🙌
02/08/2020

Good luck to all of the Alaska Prostart students competing in their State Invitational this weekend! 🙌

Prostarts student don't just learn how to wield a knife and chop - although that's definitely part of it - they learn li...
02/07/2020

Prostarts student don't just learn how to wield a knife and chop - although that's definitely part of it - they learn life skills they can apply in the future no matter the career path they choose.

Prostart alumni - follow the link to share your story with us and be entered to win a $50 American Express gift card! Check it out: http://bit.ly/AlumniGiveaway.

The Cherry Creek Innovation Campus specializes in career-based programs where students can learn, experiment and have so...
02/06/2020
Culinary Labs Train Teens for Foodservice Careers

The Cherry Creek Innovation Campus specializes in career-based programs where students can learn, experiment and have some fun as they map out their next stage of life, be it college or career.

High school students at Cherry Creek Innovation Campus, Centennial, Colo., enjoy a jump-start when it comes to preparing for their future professions. The new campus gives young people first-hand training on a wide range of trades, including commercial foodservice.

ICYMI: Hundred of Florida Prostart students got the opportunity of a lifetime this past weekend when they volunteered at...
02/05/2020
Central Florida high school students teamed up with famous chefs at the Super Bowl

ICYMI: Hundred of Florida Prostart students got the opportunity of a lifetime this past weekend when they volunteered at this year’s Taste of the NFL, a fundraiser before the big game supporting food banks nationwide.

Learn more by following the link below.

Hundreds of Florida students got a taste of what it’s like to work at one of the largest Super Bowl festivities on Saturday before the...

Good luck today, Georgia Prostart! 🙌
02/04/2020

Good luck today, Georgia Prostart! 🙌

ACTC Culinary did an excellent job baking this chicken pot pie last week! We love seeing beginner students incorporate d...
02/03/2020

ACTC Culinary did an excellent job baking this chicken pot pie last week! We love seeing beginner students incorporate different fundamental skills in class. #MadeinProstart

02/03/2020
ProStart at Taste of the NFL 2020

More than 100 Florida ProStart students volunteered at the annual Taste of the NFL fundraiser that raises money for food banks around the country.

Check out what they were able to accomplish this weekend!

02/02/2020

Curious how current industry professionals can inspire young people who are starting a career in restaurants?

Here is what TV personality and chef Adam Richman had to say at the Taste of the NFL. 👇

Over 100 Florida ProStart students got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this weekend to work with celebrity chefs at Tas...
02/02/2020

Over 100 Florida ProStart students got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this weekend to work with celebrity chefs at Taste of the NFL, a star-studded event on the night before the big game!

Check out some photos from the event. #KickHunger #MadeinProstart

Former Prostart educator and Army vet, David Ford, has been chosen as School Counseling Advocate of the Year by the the ...
01/31/2020
Who's in the news?

Former Prostart educator and Army vet, David Ford, has been chosen as School Counseling Advocate of the Year by the the Iowa School Counselor Association, just in time for National Mentorship Month.

Congratulations, David! http://bit.ly/2SfESXV.

Did you hear? 40 students from Melbourne High School, Winter Springs High School, Nova High School, and Miami Sunset Sen...
01/31/2020

Did you hear?

40 students from Melbourne High School, Winter Springs High School, Nova High School, and Miami Sunset Senior High School are assisting chefs prepping for tomorrow’s Taste of the NFL fundraiser to #KickHunger! Follow along to see them in action. 🍽

Educators - tomorrow is the LAST day to apply for educator grants for National Restaurant Association Educational Founda...
01/30/2020
How to Write a Successful Summer Institutes Educator Grant Application

Educators - tomorrow is the LAST day to apply for educator grants for National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Summer Institutes!

Follow the tips below on how to write a successful application and submit yours today. http://bit.ly/38CxZ9r.

The NRAEF’s Summer Institutes provide technical and professional instruction for restaurant and foodservice educators. Each course provides educators with a forum to learn cutting-edge skills they can...

Monarch Culinary did a pho-nemonal job on these bowls of pho! The class used these bowls to compare the taste of homemad...
01/29/2020

Monarch Culinary did a pho-nemonal job on these bowls of pho!

The class used these bowls to compare the taste of homemade beef broth and store bought. Which do you think they preferred?

It's safe to say that Rhode Island Prostart mastered the art of presentation last year at NPSI! 👏 Which of these dishes ...
01/27/2020

It's safe to say that Rhode Island Prostart mastered the art of presentation last year at NPSI! 👏

Which of these dishes are you diving into first?

Good luck to the Arizona teams at the 2020 Arizona Prostart State Invitational today! #NPSI2020
01/25/2020

Good luck to the Arizona teams at the 2020 Arizona Prostart State Invitational today! #NPSI2020

Interested in attending the 2020 Summer Institutes? There are only 7 days left to apply for funding through National Res...
01/24/2020
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation - Summer Institutes

Interested in attending the 2020 Summer Institutes? There are only 7 days left to apply for funding through National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's professional development Educator Grants to help cover the cost of registration, travel, and more.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2TI7Em0.

The NRAEF's Summer Institutes offer educators the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized faculty, network with peers and tour restaurant and foodservice facilies. With five days of instruction, educators learn how to apply their course's takeaways to their own classrooms.

Tosa East Culinary sure knows how to celebrate #NationalSoupMonth. 😋 This cioppino looks delicious!
01/23/2020

Tosa East Culinary sure knows how to celebrate #NationalSoupMonth. 😋 This cioppino looks delicious!

Glenn Culinary was on a roll last week with their yeast dough lab! In just a few days, the class made French bread, foca...
01/22/2020

Glenn Culinary was on a roll last week with their yeast dough lab! In just a few days, the class made French bread, focaccia, cinnamon rolls, keto bread, and kolaches.

We 'knead' to know - what's your favorite bread to bake? #MadeinProstart

01/22/2020

Sending birthday wishes all the way from Flavortown, USA to a longtime Prostart supporter and mentor.

Happy birthday, Guy Fieri! 🔥

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ProStart is my 1 st priority assisting & contributing to the students success in Hospitality. Personally starting my career in the kitchen + opening 25 dirt up Resturant concepts in the business.. mgibsonhotels.com Love the students , chefs , University staffs & TN Association all working together . Michael Gibson
Feels good to do good! 20+ years serving our community. Sent out four Thanksgiving dinners to families in our community!! So proud of my students! Thank you to Alayna, Cienna, Mr. Jorgensen and my daughter, Sarah and son, Luke for helping to deliver!! Proud of my students for working hard to get the job done!
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Congrats to the winners of the ProStart Program Nationals! And congrats to all the amazing teen chefs (my son included) who didn't make it to Nationals but are still pretty doggone exceptional. I think you all are Soup-er! http://bit.ly/SouperCard
Northwest Classen Knights!!! First high school to make it to Nationals.
For those looking for a good way to emphasize some of those businesses that have had a huge impact...great story on Harvey House on CBS Sunday morning today...
Chipley High School,Chipley, FL mini pumpkin and pecan pies.
First year students made beef stock and then French onion soup!!! #MadeInProstart
#HappyHalloween from BF Terry High School’ Culinary Arts students
Hi, I am a first time teacher taking my students to Pro Start Competition in my state this year. Do you have documents, tips and other helpful advice to help me get this off the ground? THANKS!
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