Texas ProStart Invitational

2020 Texas ProStart Invitational

Teams of students representing their regional ProStart programs compete in the Texas ProStart competitions. Two qualifying competitions are held in two different areas of Texas. In each qualifier, 23 culinary and 14 management teams compete. The top 6 teams from culinary & management from each regional competition qualify to compete in the Texas State ProStart Invitational. First place winning teams in the culinary and management competitions qualify to compete at the National ProStart Invitational.

Management Teams

  • Develop and present an original restaurant concept
  • Apply critical thinking skills to everyday challenges

Culinary Teams

  • Prepare a 3-course meal in just 60 minutes with 2 butane burners and limited supplies
  • Judged on knife skills, teamwork, safety/sanitation, tasting, and menu development (recipes and costing)


Texas Competitions

Two Qualifying Competitions: Up to 23 culinary teams and 14 management teams compete at each regional invitational.
Competitions are open to the public. Admission is $15.

DFW Qualifier: Friday & Saturday, February 7-8 | Collin County College—Frisco, TX

1st place
Culinary: Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy
Management: Ben Barber Innovation & Career Academy 

2nd place
Culinary: Azle High School
Management: Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy 

3rd place
Culinary: Ben Barber Innovation & Career Academy
Management: Dubiski Career High School 

4th place
Culinary: Mesquite High School
Management: Foster High School

 5th place
Culinary: Burkburnett High School
Management: Poteet High School 

6th place
Culinary: Foster High School
Management: Slocum High School

Austin Area Qualifier:
Saturday & Sunday, March 7—8 | Cedar Ridge High School – Round Rock, TX

1st place
Culinary: The Guthrie Center
Management: John Marshall High School  

2nd place
Culinary: North Shore Senior High
Management: Trimble Tech High School 

3rd place
Culinary: Dr. Kirk Lewis High School
Management: The Guthrie Center 

4th place
Culinary: Sam Rayburn High School
Management: Brewer High School 

5th place
Culinary: W H Taft High School
Management: Glenda Dawson High School 

6th place
Culinary: Miller Career & Technology Center
Management: Whitehouse High School

State Final: Friday & Saturday, March 27—28 | St. Philip’s College—San Antonio, TX

Congratulations to the following teams for winning state in our virtual announcement:

First Place Culinary: Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy (Rockwall)
First Place Management: Ben Barber Innovation & Career Academy


See 2019 Results Here
Watch 2019 National ProStart Invitational Announcement
1st – 5th Place Winners Video


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