2020 here we come! Save the date for the 2020 Pennsylvania Prostart Invitational—Wednesday, February 26th. The competition will once again be held at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in State College, PA.
The Pennsylvania ProStart Invitational challenges high school students from across the state in two distinct competitions—management and culinary— which showcase the most important skills needed in the restaurant and foodservice industry. For each competition, student teams must impress judges from leading industry businesses, colleges, and universities with skills they’ve developed through the ProStart Program.
The first place winning team in each division will move on to represent Pennsylvania at the National ProStart Student Invitational, held May 8-10, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
The public is invited to check out the action—observing the competition is free-of-charge, and tickets to the awards luncheon are $25/person. We are currently seeking sponsors, exhibitors, and donors for the competition. Click below for more information.
Congratulations to Christie Parks, culinary arts instructor at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center in New Stanton, PA, on being awarded Pennsylvania's ProStart Educator of Excellence for 2019.
The ProStart Educator of Excellence Awards (EEA) recognize educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and passion, commitment and creativity in all aspects of the ProStart program to help their students make the most of the opportunities that ProStart offers. Their stories inspire ProStart educators and supporters in our state and across the globe.
Christie was recognized for her award at the state level during the Pennsylvania ProStart Invitational in State College, PA on February 27th of this year. Christie also received recognition nationally, at the National ProStart Invitational in Washington, D.C. on May 10th, 2019. Congratulations Christie, and keep up the great work!
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The PA ProStart Blog is for Pennsylvania students and teachers of the ProStart Program- a nationwide, two-level high school career and technical education program that teaches culinary arts and restaurant fundamentals.