Your ProStart Coordinator



A Menu of Exciting Offers

Is cooking your passion? Do you want to open your own restaurant someday? Think you have what it takes to be the next restaurant superstar? Then ProStart® is the program for you!

About ProStart

Across the country, 95,000 passionate students like you are diving into the ProStart program.  For 15 years, ProStart has been providing high school students with the training they need to be successful.

Over the course of two years, you’ll learn with your classmates at school, get your feet wet working in the industry, and have the chance to put your skills to the test in competitions.

Learn how ProStart has changed the lives of past students

Classroom Experience

Developed by industry experts to help you jump start your career as the next Rick Bayless or Stephanie Izard. 

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Real-Life Work Experience

Walk in the steps of a chef, or manager or a foodservice leader. You’ll learn every station in a restaurant, from washing dishes to waiting tables to managing inventory.

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National ProStart Invitational

If you love competition, the National ProStart Invitational is for you – put your skills to the ultimate test.

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Certificate of Achievement

Show industry that you have what it takes to be a leader.  The ProStart National Certificate of Achievement proves that you are ready to step into any role in a restaurant, and can open the door to jobs and college scholarships.

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Watch Videos and Tutorials

Learn how ProStart brings industry and the classroom together to give students a platform to discover new interests and talents and open doors for fulfilling careers.

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Get Started

Check with your school’s family and consumer sciences department or career and technical education department to find out if your school offers ProStart.

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