The 2023 Pennsylvania ProStart Invitational
Pennsylvania ProStart Invitational (PAPSI)
ProStart students from across Pennsylvania are invited annually to compete in the Pennsylvania ProStart Invitational, a one-day event which allows students to showcase their skills and talents in restaurant management and culinary arts. This is our state’s qualifier for the National ProStart Invitational which takes place this year in Washington DC from May 2-4, 2023.
How does the competition work?
The Pennsylvania ProStart Invitational (PAPSI) is composed of three distinct competitions—management, culinary, and *NEW for 2023*, cake decorating! Students must impress judges from leading industry businesses, colleges, and universities with skills they’ve developed through ProStart.
*NEW for 2023*: Cake decorating teams (1-2 students) will have 60 minutes to decorate a cake, pre-baked by the team offsite. Teams will be judged on their theme, icing, decorating, level of difficulty, consistency, safety/sanitation, and documentation.
Who can participate?
All high school students, currently enrolled in a confirmed ProStart program recognized by the NRAEF, who have been certified to represent their school or region at the Pennsylvania State competition are eligible to compete.
Schools must register their teams using the digital form below by December 16, 2022.
Industry members – register as a competition judge or exhibitor using the forms below.
Elevate your brand, company mission, and organizational goals to an audience of fellow industry executives and the best of the restaurant industry’s next generation. Click the button below: