Educator Excellence

Texas ProStart Instructors who demonstrate leadership and excellence in culinary education are eligible to contend for the annual Educator Excellence Award. Teachers must be advocates of the Texas ProStart program and dedicated to helping students achieve success. Awarded to educators who have made significant contributions in the classroom and beyond, the award package includes the following:

  • $1000 cash prize
  • Complimentary registration to the Culinary Educators Training Conference
  • 2 tickets to the TRA Marketplace
  • 2 tickets to Night of Excellence awards dinner
  • 2 tickets to Lone Start Bash
  • One night hotel stay at TRA Marketplace

Congratulations to our 2019 winner, Becky Salter!

Becky Salter teaches her students the importance of hard work and attention to detail. Through the year, she has inspired the Marshall Culinary Arts team to great achievements. This year alone, Chef Salter has guided her student win Third place St, Philips College of Depart Hospitality and Tourism Mystery basket as well as the 2019 Texas Prostart 2nd place State Finalist in Management. 

"Through her vast knowledge of the culinary arts Ms. Salter is able to make her classroom come alive. He creative teaching practices have inspired her students as well as the rest of the campus. Her students are instrumental in providing their culinary service to our various athletic team for pre-game meals as well as to our faculty for appreciation breakfasts. She and her students are always receptive to assisting and the results are spectacular. Because of her attention to detail her students were chosen to provide the school board dinner for the NISD Superintendent. Everyone who attended was overwhelmed with the presentation her students created." 

Kristen Westmoreland  - Academic Dean John Marshall HS