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2022 State Competitions are Beginning!

by | Feb 3, 2022 | Apprenticeship, Blog Post, ProStart, Scholarships

Have you heard the news? ProStart State competitions are in full swing! Students will be competing to win their state championships and for the chance to test their skills at our National ProStart Invitational in May. 

The competition will include the culinary division and the management division and will be judged by leaders in the culinary and restaurant field.

Management teams develop a proposal for the next promising restaurant concept and present it to a panel of industry judges. Their problem solving skills are tested as they quickly solve challenges faced by managers daily.

The culinary competition highlights each team’s creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two butane burners, and without access to running water or electricity. Students are evaluated on taste, skill, teamwork, safety and sanitation.

The top five teams from the culinary and management competitions are awarded generous educational scholarships to help further their careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

We applaud all the hard work and dedication that these students have put in over the past year to get to this point! Good luck, and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with for 2022.

Check out the state competition schedule below and stay tuned on our channels to see the results and winners.

Click here to learn more about NPSI 2022.

Alabama 

March 6 – 8

Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, AL

Alaska

February 11 – 13

University of Alaska at Anchorage, Lucy Cudy Hall, Anchorage, AK

Arizona

January 29

Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ

Arkansas

March 10 – 11

University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech Culinary School, Little Rock, AR

California

March 6 – 8

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

Colorado

February 23 – 24

The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Aurora, CO

Connecticut

March 4

TBD

Delaware

March 17 – 18

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, DE

Florida

March 5 – 6

Rosen Plaza, Orlando, FL

Georgia

February 25

World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

Illinois

March 19

TBD

Indiana

March 7

Horizon Convention Center, Muncie, IN

Iowa

March 1

Iowa Events Center – Hy-Vee Hall, Des Moines, IA

Kansas

March 8 – 9

Wichita Marriott, Wichita, KS

Kentucky

February 26

Gordon Foodservice Distribution Center, Shephersville, KY

Louisiana

March 29 – 30

New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Maine

February 19

Portland Sheraton Sable Oaks, South Portland, ME

Massachusetts

March 22

Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

Michigan

February 28 – March 1

Crowne Plaza Lansing West, Lansing, MI

Minnesota

Mar 8

Sysco, Mounds View, MN

Missouri

February 17 – 18

Oasis Hotel & Conference Center, Springfield, MO

Montana

March 17 – 18

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Nebraska

March 3 & 8

Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE

Nevada

March 26

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

New Hampshire

March 8

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

New Jersey

February 22

Grand Marquis, Old Bridge, NJ

New Mexico

March 7

TBD, Albequerque, NM

New York

March 25 – 26

The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

North Carolina

March 17 – 19

Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC

Ohio

April 5

Crowne Plaza North,Columbus,OH

Oklahoma

February 24 – 25

Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Norman, OK

Oregon

April 4

Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR

Pennsylvania

February 23

Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center, State College, PA

Rhode Island

February 17

Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

South Carolina

March 6 – 8

Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Columbia, SC

South Dakota

March 24

Ramkota Hotel, Pierre, SD

Tennessee

February 27 – 28

University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville, TN

Texas

March 25 – 27

Collin College, Frisco, TX

Utah

March 10

TBD

Vermont

March 25 – 26

The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

Virginia

March 18

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Washington

March 26

Renton Technical College, Renton, WA

Washington, D.C.

March 29

TBD

West Virginia

March 1 – 2

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV

Wisconsin

March 15

Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

Wyoming

March 15 – 16

University of Wyoming and Holiday Inn, Laramie, WY

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