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 nearly 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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The ProStart Way

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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

Rachael Ray and her Yum-o! organization, longtime supporters of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), through her show are offering scholarships to 4 high school juniors and seniors who are passionate about pursuing their dreams in culinary arts and restaurant management with her new contest, “Cook Your Way to Culinary School.”
 

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