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Meet ProStart

Meet ProStart

ProStart is one of the largest industry-supported career technical education programs in the nation, empowering students to achieve long term, successful careers in the restaurant and foodservice sector. Find out more about ProStart by viewing the infographic at the link below.

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Classroom Experience

In-depth learning happens in the classroom.

ProStart® students spend two years in the classroom mastering the fundamental management and culinary skills needed for success. ProStart trains students on industry-specific skills that can be used in all aspects of the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Students also leave the program with employability skills – like leadership, accountability, teamwork and responsibility – that they can take with them to positions in all industries.

Fundamental Restaurant Skills

Students receive training in the following areas:

  • Management essentials
  • Kitchen essentials
  • Customer service
  • Safety & sanitation
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition
  • Purchasing, inventory and cost control
  • Culinary arts

Industry-Based Curriculum

Students follow the new Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts curriculum, developed by industry and academic experts. The textbooks include:

  • A blend of culinary and management skill topics
  • Profiles of industry leaders to introduce students to career paths
  • Real-life case studies that build a stronger connection between the classroom and the industry

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