Meet ProStart®

Feeding Dreams. Building Futures.
ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

ProStart Program

ProStart reaches nearly 140,000 students in the United States, Guam and Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe and Asia.

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Hands-on and group instruction gives students a unique classroom experience.

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The ProStart Way

Meet Pancake and discover our tips for success!

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Students can compete for scholarships and recognition by showcasing their culinary techniques and managment skills during ProStart Invitationals.

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Find your state's ProStart coordinator to learn more about the program.

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Nick Capone, of the Morris County School of Technology, Takes Home $25,000 Grand Prize
Other finalists each win $5,000 scholarships to pursue their dreams of a career in the restaurant industry

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