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2023 Texas ProStart Invitational Details

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

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.

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Competing Teams

  • Aldine High School
  • Alief Center for Advanced Careers
  • Allen High School
  • AmTech Career Academy
  • B.O. Davis High School
  • Ben Barber Innovation Academy
  • Bulinger CTE Academy
  • Career & Technical Education at New Tech Odessa
  • Cedar Hill High School
  • Cedar Park High School
  • Del Valle High School
  • Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy
  • Dr. Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School
  • Frenship High School
  • Glenn High School
  • Grapevine High School
  • Guthrie Center
  • John Horn High School
  • Lancaster High School
  • Mesquite High School
  • Milby High School
  • Miller Career & Tech
  • North Mesquite High School
  • North Shore High School
  • Pasadena Memorial High School
  • Poteet High School
  • Rice Consolidated High School
  • Royse City High School
  • Sam Rayburn High School
  • Skyline High School
  • South San Antonio High School
  • Turner College & Career High School
  • Tyler CTE
  • West Mesquite High School
  • Wichita Falls
  • Waller High School 

Individual Competitions

These Texas ProStart Individual Competitions are open to students not competing on either culinary or management teams at the 2023 competition.

2023 Individual Competition Schedule: 

Saturday, March 25
9:00 - 10:15am Build a Better Burger
11:00am - 12:15pm Taco Time
1:00 - 2:15pm Between Bread

Sunday, March 26
9:00 - 10:15am Eggs-travaganza
10:00 - 10:45am Great Cake Escape
11:15 - 11:45am Set the Table

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.

Watch the 2022 TPSI Recap Video