By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
ProStart, the national, two-year culinary training program for high-school students interested in pursuing restaurant industry careers, is celebrating the nearly 100,000 participants in the program with a new series of videos that showcase their talent and dedication to their craft.
Created and developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, ProStart teaches students food safety, sanitation and knife skills as well as culinary techniques and management skills. It provides real-world educational opportunities that will help the future leaders of the industry develop knowledge to advance their careers.
"ProStart is a very effective career-building program," said Carlton Curtis, vice president of Coca-Cola Foodservice and chairman of the NRAEF. "Supporters of the program are able to see the positive changes in the lives of these young people happen right before their eyes."