Texas ProStart Invitational

High school students enrolled in the Texas ProStart program compete in either the culinary or restaurant management category at this annual competition each spring.

2017 Competition Schedule

Frisco Regional: Friday & Saturday, January 27-28, 2017
Collin College, Preston Ridge Conference Center | 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco, TX 75035

Round Rock Regional: Saturday & Sunday, February 11-12, 2017
Cedar Ridge High School | 2801 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock, TX 78664

State Invitational: Friday & Saturday, March 24-25, 2017
St. Philip's College | 1801 Martin Luther King Dr., San Antonio, TX 78203

National Invitational: Friday - Sunday, April 28-30, 2017
Charleston Convention Center | 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, SC 29418

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Competition Format

Day 1  |  1pm – 5pm
Culinary teams begin competition with Product Check-in. Product will stay at the competition site in a secured, climate-controlled area. Management teams check in display boards and other materials.

Day 2  |  All Day
Culinary competition begins. Management teams begin verbal presentations.




All of the teams that competed in the two regionals and the state finals of the 2016 Texas ProStart Invitational did outstanding work. Judges across the board were extremely impressed with the level of knowledge, and passion for our industry the students demonstrated. The first place teams in each category represented Texas at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX.

1st Place Culinary
Academy of Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Byron Nelson High School

1st Place Management

New Caney High School

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