ProStart® is a nationwide, career-building program for high school students created by the National restaurant Association Educational Foundation and implemented in South Carolina by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Education Foundation. The ProStart program develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow's restaurant and hospitality industry leaders. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart's comprehensive curriculum provided real-world educational opportunities and builds practical, transferable skills and a foundation that lasts a lifetime.
Students learn in the classroom, gain experience working side-by-side with the industry's top professionals, and showcase their skills in the state competition.
Student who receive qualifying scores on two National exams and complete 400 hours of industry work experience earn the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement and are well qualified to begin a career in hospitality or continue on to post-secondary training at more than 70 culinary arts and hospitality schools around the country.