ProStart for Students

ProStart® is a career and technical education program that unites the foodservice industry and the classroom to teach high school students culinary skills and restaurant management principles, as well as employability skills such as communication, teamwork, professionalism and time management.


ProStart Student Resources

MyProStart – Manage Your Account

  • Take Exams: Launch your Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts Level 1 or Level 2 Exam.
  • Check Scores: Find out how well you did on your exams.
  • Log Hours: Working toward your Certificate of Achievement? Log your work hours here.
  • Print Certificates: Print your Certificate of Recognition or Certificate of Achievement.

The ProStart Passport

The ProStart Passport is packed with information about the program and shows you which schools will give you college credits for earning the COA.

Apply for Scholarships

Each year, NRAEF awards more than $1 million in scholarships and grants available to individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.

Prostart Success Stories

Shannon Martincic

Shannon’s experience in ProStart took her to The Culinary Institute of America, Spain, and beyond.

Cloyce Martin

Cloyce competed on the Rachael Ray Show for the “Cook Your Way to Culinary School” scholarship and won $5,000.

Tori Newbauer

ProStart gave Tori the opportunity to make industry connections and develop her passion for culinary arts.

Ashley Owens

NRAEF Scholarship Recipient Ashley Owens is looking to make her impact in the industry – she got her start with ProStart.

ProStart Virtual Lounge

The ProStart Virtual Lounge, powered by Coca-Cola, is a new interactive networking site for the national ProStart community, including current and former students, educators, state coordinators, and mentors from the restaurant and foodservice industry.

National ProStart Invitational

Compete for scholarships and prizes at the National ProStart Invitational by winning your state competition. At the National ProStart Invitational you can meet other ProStart students from across the nation, network with industry professionals, and learn more about college and careers in the restaurant industry.

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