The Benefits of the FS Prep/ProStart program



  • Curriculum alignment with Texas Education Agency’s current Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and incorporation of the Servsafe manager certification; included on the list of industry-based certifications to be used for public school accountability
  • Access to instructor curriculum training, educator training and development, and instructor scholarships
  • Advance access and reduced rates at Culinary Educators Training Conference (CETC)
  • Free TRA Membership! Industry news, current events, mobile app access, and exclusive discounts courtesy of the TRA
  • National program recognition and support from the National Restaurant Association


  • Access to teacher certification (Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator Certification or CSFE)
  • Access to student’s certification(s) – Student Certificate of Achievement (COA), Servsafe Certification, TRF Certificate of Completion and access to state and national student scholarships
  • Available teacher resources, templates
  • Texas-based student culinary and restaurant management student competitions. Qualifying students will move on to national competitions for the chance to win scholarships.
  • Qualification to enter in the TRF’s teacher excellence award program
  • Local TRA chapter support through local TRA members
  • Access to mentor database and speakers
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