ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice industry leaders.
From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-world education and builds practical expertise for a foundation that will last a lifetime.
Uniting the industry and classroom.
Students not only learn from educators in the classroom, they also gain valuable hands-on experience by working at least 400 hours in the industry. ProStart creates an unparalleled experience.
Life-changing opportunities and career direction.
Participants gain access to scholarships and can receive college credit and advanced placement.
Developing tomorrow’s industry workforce.
Work-study positions provide practical skills, open doors and build connections with professionals in the real-world.
A high standard of excellence for students, and the industry overall.
Alumni enter the workforce prepared for the future and excited to enter a promising career.
Careers Inspired: A Life Changing Experience – 3rd Quarter 2011Wisconsin
Video coverage of the 2013 National ProStart® Invitational Competition – May 2013
ProStart students work with Food Network star Guy Fieri – Nov. 2009
“Generation Next” in the Kitchen – May/June 2008 Wisconsin
Feeding Dreams Video – ProStart students open doors for fulfilling careers
Building Futures Video – ProStart builds talent for our industry
National ProStart Invitational Video – Experience the thrill of competition
Student Experience Video – See how ProStart has transformed student's lives
ProStart® is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and is used under license by National Restaurant Association Solutions, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Restaurant Association. Visit the national ProStart® site at www.prostart.restaurant.org. ProStart® is supported by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation.