About Texas ProStart

Texas ProStart prepares students for careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. They gain valuable restaurant and foodservice skills through their academic and workplace experience.

It’s a well-known fact that everything is bigger and better in Texas. Our approach to high school hospitality education is no exception to this rule. The Texas Restaurant Foundation took the benefits of the national ProStart program and added a Texas twist:

We take high school culinary and restaurant management to the next level by providing the full support of the Texas restaurant industry to over 255 high schools reaching over 20,000 students each year. The program grows each year – adding more schools and reaching more students!

The connection between industry and schools ensures that teachers and students get the most from the Texas ProStart program. We provide extensive resources for educators  and students and the annual Texas ProStart Invitational competition showcases the amazing passion and dedication students have for our industry.

NEW! Oracle Food & Beverage recently released a detailed analysis on the innovative culinary and management concepts presented by 405 high school competitors at the 2018 National ProStart Invitational. The study captures the trends and standouts from the “next-gen” audience’s insights on innovation, cuisine, efficiency, and technology in foodservice. Download the Report

Check out the Texas Restaurant Foundation  partners and learn how you can get involved!

Learn how ProStart brings industry and the classroom together to give students a platform to discover new interests and talents and open doors for fulfilling careers.

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