About the ProStart Program
What is ProStart?
ProStart utilizes the Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts curriculum, developed by the National Restaurant Association in partnership with academic and industry experts. A blended coverage of culinary arts and management topics are designed to develop well-rounded skills that translate to today’s workplace.
Each winter, the Pennsylvania ProStart Invitational is held in State College. The competition gives students real-world experience and tests their skills and knowledge in both culinary arts and restaurant management. The first-place teams in each division move on to represent Pennsylvania at the National ProStart Invitational. They will compete for scholarships to the country’s top post-secondary culinary arts and hospitality programs and more importantly, bragging rights!