Pennsylvania ProStart Student Invitational
The third annual Pennsylvania ProStart Student Invitational will be held on March 8, 2017, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. ProStart students from around the state will compete against their peers in the culinary and management competitions. The first place winners in each competition will represent Pennsylvania at the National ProStart Invitational on April 28-30, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Management teams develop a proposal for the next hot restaurant concept and present it to a panel of judges. Their ability to think on their feet was tested as they solve challenges managers face on a daily basis.
2016 Management Competition Results
First Place: Monroe Career & Technical Institute-Team Hendry
Second Place: Monroe Career & Technical Institute-Team Stelmach
Third Place: Northumberland County Career & Technology Center
The culinary competition highlights the creative abilities of each team through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two butane burners and with no access to running water or electricity. They are evaluated on taste, skill, teamwork, safety and sanitation.
2016 Culinary Competition Results
First Place: Milton Hershey School
Second Place: Monroe Career & Technical Institute
Third Place: Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center
Event Press Release
The day concluded with a lunch for participants where the competition winners were revealed, and awards and scholarships were presented. More than $50,000 in scholarship monies were awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each competition.