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ProStart for Educators

Thank you for being a part of the ProStart community! ProStart educators help build the future leaders of the restaurant and foodservice industry.

National ProStart Educator Hub

To access educator resources from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation including information on curriculum, managing ProStart exams, COA applications, and more, visit:

PA ProStart Educator Google Drive

Access resources for Pennsylvania ProStart educators to successfully implement the program in your school.

ProStart Educator of Excellence Award

The PA ProStart Educator of Excellence Award annually recognizes an educator who demonstrates excellence in the classroom. This educator embodies passion, commitment and creativity in all aspects of the ProStart program to help their students make the most of the opportunities that ProStart offers. Their story inspires other ProStart educators and supporters across the globe. Our state winner is submitted to the NRAEF’s ProStart National Educator of Excellence Awards program to be recognized on a national level for their accomplishments.

ProStart Instructor Workshops

The ProStart Instructor Workshop is an annual professional development event for ProStart instructors who currently use or are interested in using the nationally accredited ProStart curriculum. The workshop has informative sessions like industry trends, cooking demos and collaborative brainstorming which are led by hospitality industry professionals and PRLA staff.

Become a ProStart School

Are you a high school instructor or administrator interested in bringing the ProStart program to your school? Contact Pennsylvania ProStart Coordinator Hope Sterner at (800) 345-5353 or hsterner@prla.org.

ProStart Curriculum

ProStart utilizes the Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts, Second Edition (FRMCA), developed by industry and academic experts.

To use the latest edition of the text book in your course and to learn more, please visit textbooks.restaurant.org. Questions? Email textbooks@restaurant.org.

Educator of Excellence Award Recipients

2019 – Christie Parks

Central Westmoreland CTC, New Stanton

2020 – John Picarello & Samantha Armstrong

Monroe Career & Technical Institute, Bartonsville

2022 – Daniel Wagner

Greene County CTC, Waynesburg

Membership Has Benefits

Resources for Hospitality Businesses, Vendors, Sponsors, Students. Membership is for Everyone!