In this class, students have the opportunity to explore the exciting and developing professions in the culinary industry using the National Restaurant Association’s ProStart curriculum. ProStart students have opportunities to work with mentoring chefs from the local area and currently, we have been fortunate to work with the chefs at Lambeau Field (Delaware North Sportservice) in Green Bay, WI in preparation for ProStart competitions.
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation scholarships can now be found here.
Through the ProStart program, high school students can learn career-building skills and get a taste for success in an industry that is hungry for talent.
ProStart National Certificate of Achievement
At the end of the program, ProStart graduates possess a solid foundation for their future careers, and they receive the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. This certificate recognizes students who have successfully completed the program and are eligible to earn special scholarships and college credit from colleges and universities across the country. It also opens the door to our vibrant and growing industry. In order to earn this Certificate, students must pass National Restaurant Association Solutions’ Year 1 and Year 2 exams, and complete 400 hours of mentored work experience (see checklist from instructor). Students who earn their ProStart National Certificate of Achievement are eligible to apply for a scholarship from both the Wisconsin and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundations.
Many college and university restaurant, foodservice and hospitality programs also offer benefits to ProStart graduates. These institutions know that ProStart graduates have completed an approved curriculum and meet high standards of excellence. These credits include scholarships, class credits and credit towards work experience requirements. For example, UW-Stout offers a minimum of 10 credits towards their Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management program.
ProStart Certificate Articulations:
Additional information regarding ProStart may be found at the following websites:
Competition Information and Templates
www.festfoods.com (Festival's Home Page- Use for Recipe Costs): Click on Shop On-line and DePere location. Use "quick search" or "browse the aisles"
www.samsclub.com (Sam's Club Home Page-Use for Recipe Costs)
Food Lab Make-Up