2023 Texas ProStart Invitational

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Basic Event Info:

March 24-26, 2023
Waco Convention Center – 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701

Basic Competition Info:

Competition Description: Teams of students representing their high school ProStart program will compete in the Texas ProStart Invitational. One qualifying competition is held over one weekend in Waco, Texas at the Waco Convention Center. In this qualifier, 44 culinary and 24 management teams will compete. First place winning teams in the culinary and management competitions qualify to compete at the National ProStart Invitational on May 2-4, 2023.

Management teams develop a proposal for the next promising restaurant concept and present it to a panel of industry judges.
Their problem solving skills are tested as they quickly solve challenges faced by managers daily.

The culinary competition highlights each team’s creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two butane burners, and without access to running water or electricity. Students are evaluated on taste, skill, teamwork, safety and sanitation.

Watch the 2022 TPSI Recap Video

Hotel Information

Hilton Waco – 113 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76701
Hotel Rate: $129
Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 21, 2023

The discounted rates are limited and on a first-come first-reserved basis.

Please note the following information:
No money down required to book your hotel room!
Payments are processed at the time of check- in.
The hotel does have a 72-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations 72 hours before check will be applied a 1-night room and tax penalty.

The room block is limited, reserve yours today!

Waco Convention Center Parking Information

Attendees are asked to park in Heritage Square, a city block of surface parking located at 3rd and Austin, and bounded by 4th St. and Washington Ave. Trailers and buses should be parked on this lot as well. Trailers, buses, and vehicles taking more than one parking spot are not allowed in the parking lot facing Franklin Avenue. Download Waco Downtown Parking Map

Save the Date

Mark your calendars! The Texas ProStart Invitational is returning to the Waco Convention Center on March 8-10, 2024. Competition registration will open Fall of 2023.


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