Feeding Dreams. Building Futures.

By Wanda Lemoine, ProStart Instructor

ProStart® is a nationwide, high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders. This industry-driven curriculum teaches culinary techniques and management skills that will last a lifetime. With national and local support from industry members, educators, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and state restaurant association partners, ProStart® reaches nearly 140,000 students in more than 1,800 high schools across 50 states, the Territory of Guam and at Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe and the Pacific.

How ProStart Works

By bringing together the industry and the classroom, ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers. It happens through a curriculum that includes all facets of the industry, and sets a high standard of excellence for students and the industry.

ProStart students spend about two years in the classroom mastering the fundamental management and culinary skills needed for success, focusing on industry-specific skills that can be used in all aspects of the restaurant and foodservice industry. Students graduate the program with employable skills that they can take with them to positions in all industries: leadership, accountability, teamwork and responsibility. 

Students Interested in a career in the hospitality tourism industry with a emphasis on culinary and restaurant management come join the ProStart team at Red River High School. 

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