Meet ProStart®

Feeding Dreams. Building Futures.
ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

ProStart Program
Overview

ProStart reaches 140,000 students in the United States, Guam and Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe and Asia.

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Program
Experience

Hands-on and group instruction gives students a unique classroom experience.

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ProStart
Competitions

Students can compete for scholarships and recognition by showcasing their culinary techniques and managment skills during ProStart Invitationals.

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ProStart
Coordinators

Find your state's ProStart coordinator to learn more about the program.

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Latest News

This week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) kicks off its first annual Restaurant Ready Forum to share best practices for training and employing “opportunity youth” at local restaurants.  The three-day Forum brings together community based organizations, State Restaurant Association (SRA) partners and key business leaders that see restaurant jobs as a pathway to independence for unemployed and/or out of school youth.

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