The ProStart program is a school-to-career program. It is a nationally recognized two year program designed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association, available to students in their Freshman-Senior years of high school. ProStart introduces students to careers in foodservice and hospitality industry and teaches the basic skills and knowledge they need to be a success in the foodservice industry. Culinary kitchen lab instructions enables students to experience all aspects of operating and managing a foodservice establishment and also helps students build good business and management skills. Through ProStart, a partnership is created between the school and local restaurants to provide job relevant education.
Over the course of two years, students are offered instruction in twenty-five subject areas, ranging from basic food preparation, accounting and cost control, to sanitation and work place safety. Students also have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals and learn about post-secondary educational opportunities. Scholarships are available to many culinary schools and colleges nationwide to ProStart students.
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