State ProStart Invitationals

Showcasing Passion, Talent and Skills

ProStart student teams from across the country demonstrate their business acumen and culinary skill at state competitions. Winning teams earn scholarships, honors and the opportunity to compete against the very best teams from other states at the National ProStart Invitational.

Guy Fieri and Carla Hall share inspiring words with ProStart students gearing up for competition

“Every industry wishes they had a program like ProStart,” said Guy Fieri, culinary rock star and host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Divesand Guy’s Grocery Games. “It’s the opportunity to learn about food, not just for the career aspect but for the life aspect… It is absolutely quintessential.”

“To all of our ProStart students, I know you’re getting ready for competition. I’m sure that you’re prepared and you’re ready to go,” said Carla Hall, past Top Chef competitor and cohost of The Chew. “Stay within yourself, breathe, stick with the plan – because I know about competition – and you’ll do very well. So good luck!”


Check out what other advice Guy Fieri and Carla Hall have for ProStart students here