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National ProStart Invitational 2019

Meet the winners of the 2019 ProStart Invitational in the management and culinary competitions


Advance your career with education, training and certifications.


Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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Come join the first-ever apprenticeship program developed specifically for restaurant, food service, and hospitality.

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Whether you want to get ServSafe certified or become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator, we have you covered.

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Summer Institutes for Educators

Registration is now open from March 12-May 14, 2019

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Two Texas Teams Vault to the Winner's Circle at the 18th National ProStart Invitational

Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy from Rockwall, Texas won first place in culinary arts and Ben Barber Innovation Academy from Mansfield, Texas won first place in restaurant management, beating out global and national ProStart teams and winning the 2019 National ProStart Invitational.

ProStart Takes the Spotlight at Restaurant Leadership Conference

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) ProStart program received donations from over 200 individuals onsite at this year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference – plus a special shout out from Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s mission is to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

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