The National ProStart Invitational is composed of two distinct competitions – management and culinary – that showcase the most important skills needed on either side of the restaurant and foodservice industry.
Management teams develop a proposal for the next promising restaurant concept and present it to a panel of industry judges. Next, their problem solving skills are tested as they quickly solve challenges faced by managers daily.
5th Place: The Academy for Technology and Academics – Conway
4th Place: Golden Strip Career Center – Greenville
3rd Place: North Myrtle Beach High School – North Myrtle Beach
2nd Place: Donaldson Career Center – Greenville
1st Place: Wando High School – Charleston
The culinary competition highlights each team’s creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two butane burners, and without access to running water or electricity. There is no room for error as they are evaluated on taste, skill, teamwork, safety and sanitation.
5th Place: Dorchester County Career Center – Dorchester
4th Place: West Ashley High School – Charleston
3rd Place: Wando High School – Charleston
2nd Place: Daniel Morgan Technology Center – Spartanburg
1st Place: Anderson Career and Technology Center – Anderson
The top five teams from the culinary and management competitions are awarded generous educational scholarships to help further their careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. In 2013, more than $1.4 million in scholarships was awarded to students by the NRAEF and leading academic institutions.
In addition, all competitors are encouraged to take full advantage of competing at the National ProStart Invitational by networking with other students and industry professionals in attendance.
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