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ProStart® Invitational

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Culinary Competition
With one hour to prepare a three course meal, teams of four students are judged on knife skills, team work, sanitation, safety, menu presentation, and taste.

Management Competition
Teams of four students develop a business proposal for a new restaurant concept, create posters, answer critical thinking questions and present their concept to judges.

The ProStart Invitational draws media attention while providing young professionals with industry experience. Winners receive scholarship dollars and a trip to the national competition.

See Wisconsin's 2017 Winners

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Registration will open in December. Email Alex Newman at anewman@wirestaurant.org or 608.216.2802.

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To learn more about the ProStart Program for high schools or for information on becoming a ProStart Invitational sponsor, contact Alex Newman at 608.216.2802.

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