Industry Member Resources
How can I become involved with the Pennsylvania ProStart Program?
Are you a culinary industry professional in Pennsylvania? We are always looking for chefs, restaurant or food-service business owners, managers, vendors, and others in the industry members to get involved with ProStart®. There are many ways to help:
As a ProStart mentor, you will provide support, coaching, and encouragement for students as well as assist ProStart educators in developing students' professional skills. The time commitment can vary based on your availability and the needs of the school. Mentoring activities can include:
Guest Speaking in a ProStart Classroom
Guest Speaker: Career
Host a Field Trip
Create an Internship
Work with the educator to create a paid internship for a ProStart student. Internships can be short-term (3-12 weeks) or longer-term (3 -12 months). Regular feedback for the student and periodic check-ins with the educator are what set an internship apart from a job. There is no expectation of continued employment. Connected with more than one student? The educator will guide students through an application process and you will interview them and select your intern.
Sponsor our program and events to connect with future leaders of the restaurant and food-service industry who are your future employees or consumers of your products. By supporting the ProStart program, you are supporting the future of the industry!
Choose a general program support package, or sponsor one of our events throughout the year, including: