By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
The National ProStart Invitational competition season is upon us. Teams of students representing their state restaurant association’s ProStart program will compete in the individual state competitions. The foodservice industry is encouraged to come out and cheer for the teams as they battle to advance to the National ProStart Invitational.
The National ProStart Invitational is the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's annual culinary and management competition. First-place teams from the state competitions are eligible to participate in the National ProStart Invitational, set for April 29 through May 1 in Overland Park, Kansas.
ProStart, the NRAEF's two-year high school culinary and management program, gives students experience in the industry and opens doors to scholarships and fulfilling careers. About 90,000 students participate in ProStart programs in nearly every state.
Last year, the students who participated in the National ProStart Invitational received more than $1.4 million in scholarships.