NPSI 2022 Winners & Highlights

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

NPSI 2022 Award Winners

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

Second Place – Management

Anderson Career and Technology Center
Williamston, South Carolina

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

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.

NPSI Video Library

See all videos from NPSI 2022!

Save The Date! #NPSI2023

In 2023, the National ProStart Invitational will be held May 2-4 in Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton.

See you there!

Thank You NPSI 2022 Sponsors & Exhibitors

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
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
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
Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management
Rachael Ray Foundation
Yum! Foundation

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Have Questions?

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

View Coordinators Page

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