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Become a ProStart Educator

ProStart® educators help build the future leaders of the restaurant and foodservice industry.

How ProStart Works

Over the course of two exciting years, students will immerse themselves in the curriculum and mentored work experience.  Students who complete the full program are eligible to earn the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement, which is tied to articulation and scholarship opportunities. In addition to helping students jumpstart industry careers, ProStart is also an entry-way to further education, with many college culinary, restaurant and hospitality programs equating ProStart to introductory courses.

How ProStart Helps Educators 

With a combination of industry-driven curriculum , exciting competitions  and connections with your local restaurant community, ProStart helps you provide a platform for students to discover new interests and talents.  Through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and state restaurant association partners, ProStart will connect you to fellow career and technical educators within your state, and across the country.  You’ll discover a network of educators and industry representatives committed to providing you with the support and resources you need to develop the next generation of industry leaders.

As a ProStart educator, you’ll have access to tools and opportunities that go above and beyond the curriculum materials available with Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts.  From lab rubrics to mentoring tools, ProStart provides the resources to help you do more in less time.

Get Started with ProStart

Ready to introduce your students to the program that will help launch their educations and careers?  Learn about getting started in ProStart