That is the country's premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. The 12th Annual National ProStart Invitational will bring together the top ProStart students from 43 states and territories to showcase their talent, passion and skill in Baltimore, Maryland from April 19-21, 2013. At stake for the winning teams is $1.4 million in scholarship dollars.
Every year, 350 student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, NRAEF Trustees, state restaurant associations, and family and friends - all with an eye on scholarship to pursue further industry education.
The Invitational is the finale of a nationwide series of state competitions hosted by partner state restaurant associations, where the teams face off in one of two competitions - culinary or management.
The top five ranking teams from the culinary and management competitions are awarded medals and generous educational scholarships to help further their careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. In 2012, more than $1.4 million in scholarships were awarded to students by the NRAEF and leading academic institutions.
For more information, please visit: http://www.nraef.org.