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Awardees & Highlights from the 2022 National ProStart Invitational, Washington, DC - May 6-8

Congratulations to all of the incredible ProStart student competitors for “igniting your passion” at this year’s National ProStart Invitational in Washington, DC. We applaud your hard work and dedication and thank the educators, parents, judges, volunteers and our supporters for making NPSI 2022 the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s best NPSI ever.

Video Highlights from the 2022 National ProStart Invitational




Out of a field of 42 Culinary Competition teams and 40 Restaurant Management Competition teams from across the nation, the following schools placed 1st to 5th in each category. 


First Place - Culinary

Caesar Rodney High School
Camden, Delaware

First Place - Management

Ben Barber Innovation Academy
Mansfield, Texas

Second Place - Culinary

Anderson Career and Technology Center
Williamston, South Carolina

Second Place - Management

Sauk Rapids-Rice High School
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

Third Place - Culinary

Herndon Career Center
Raytown, Missouri

Third Place - Management

Wilson Central High School
Lebanon, Tennessee

Fourth Place - Culinary

Ben Barber Innovation Academy
Mansfield, Texas

Fourth Place - Management

Wilbur Cross High School
New Haven, Connecticut

Fifth Place - Culinary

Capital Area Technical Center
Augusta, Maine

Fifth Place - Management

Anderson Career and Technology Center
Williamston, South Carolina



Also at NPSI 2022, the NRAEF’s ProStart Educators of Excellence Awards were announced at the National ProStart Invitational (NPSI) Awards Ceremony

Read about this years awardees and the state nominees.




Onsite Activations at #NPSI2022

During this year’s NPSI, we partnered with sponsors and exhibitors to offer fun on-site activations for our ProStart students, educators, and other attendees who traveled to Washington, DC from across the country. From the Coca-Cola ProStart Lounge, to the Business & Education Expo featuring ProStart scholarship schools, to free professional headshots for the students, and more, we offered experiences to showcase the vast opportunities that exist for students looking towards bright futures in restaurants and foodservice.

See more about the NPSI events in our video gallery below and in photos and video posted to the ProStart Instagram feed and to the #NPSI2022 tag on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, and LinkedIn.




See all videos from NPSI 2022!





Thank You NPSI 2022 Sponsors & Exhibitors


Corporate Sponsors & Exhibitors

NPSI Scholarship Providers

American Express Art Institute Of Virginia Beach
Auntie Anne's Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
Burger King Foundation Cal Poly Pomona - Collins College of Hospitality
Coca-Cola Company Culinary Institute of America
Darden Foundation Great Lakes Culinary Institute
Ecolab Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Academy of Culinary Arts
Forge To Table Johnson & Wales University
Golden Corral NOCHI - The New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute
HMS Host Pennsylvania College of Technology
Infor University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
J. Williard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation University of Houston, Conrad N. Hilton College
Lyons Magnus University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Marriott International US Coast Guard
National Restaurant Association New England Culinary Institute
Nestlé Professional Walnut Hill College - The Restaurant School
Paradox Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management
Rachael Ray Foundation  
Yum! Foundation  


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In 2023, the National ProStart Invitational will be held May 12-14 in Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton.

See you there!



Have Questions?

If you are an educator, mentor, chaperone, parent or school administrator, please contact your
ProStart State Coordinator with questions.


If you are a judge, development guest, board member, exhibitor, post-secondary school, or SRA rep, please direct questions to your NRAEF contact or to

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