Awardees & Highlights from the 2019 ProStart Invitational, Washington, DC – May 8-10
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 2019 the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s best NPSI ever.
Video Highlights from the 2019 National ProStart Invitational
NPSI 2019 AWARD WINNERS
Out of a field of 46 Culinary Competition teams and 45 Restaurant Management Competition teams from across the nation, the following schools placed 1st to 5th in each category.
First Place – Culinary
First Place – Management
Ben Barber Innovation Academy
Second Place – Culinary
Herndon Career Center
Second Place – Management
East Ridge High School
Third Place – Culinary
Anderson Career & Technology Center
Williamston, South Carolina
Third Place – Management
Provo High School
Fourth Place – Culinary
Passaic County Technical Institute
Wayne, New Jersey
Fourth Place – Management
Wilson Central High School
Fifth Place – Culinary
A.P. Leto High School
Fifth Place – Management
ProStart Educators of Excellence Awards
New with 2019, the NRAEF’s ProStart Educators of Excellence Awards, was held in conjunction with the National ProStart Invitational (NPSI) Awards Ceremony
New Onsite Activations at NPSI 2019
During this year’s NPSI, we partnered to offer fun on-site activations for our ProStart students, educators, and other attendees who traveled to Washington, DC from across the country. From our “Share-A-Coke with ProStart” panel sessions with special DC culinary guests Chef Kwame Onwuachi, Rose Previte, Andrew Dana, and others, to cupcake decorating competitions with the talented Nicole Silva, 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 posted to the ProStart Instagram feed.
NPSI Video Library
See all videos from NPSI 2019!
Save The Date! #NPSI2020
In 2020, the National ProStart Invitational will be held May 8-10 in Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton.
See you there!
Thank You NPSI 2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors
Corporate Sponsors & Exhibitors
NPSI Scholarship Providers
|American Express||Art Institutes|
|Auntie Anne’s||Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts|
|Bloomin’ Brands||Baker College – Culinary Institute of Michigan|
|Burger King McLamore Foundation||Cal Poly Pomona – Collins College of Hospitality|
|Coca-Cola Company||Culinary Institute of America|
|Ecolab||Horry-Georgetown Technical College –
International Culinary Center of Myrtle Beach
|Golden Corral||Johnson & Wales University|
|Marriott International||Louisiana Culinary Institute|
|McLane Foodservice||Mississippi University for Women|
|National Restaurant Association||New England Culinary Institute|
|Nestlé Professional||Sullivan University|
|Oracle Food & Beverage||Swiss Education Group|
|SAVOR||University of Delaware – Department of Hospitality|
|Sodexo||US Coast Guard|
|Sterno||Walnut Hill College – The Restaurant School|
Get Your Company Involved at NPSI 2020!
If you are an educator, mentor, chaperone, parent or school administrator, please contact your
ProStart State Coordinator with questions.
If you are a judge, development guest, board member, exhibitor, post-secondary school, or SRA rep, please direct questions to your NRAEF contact or to email@example.com