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ProStart is a pioneering school-to-work program that introduces high school juniors and seniors to the foodservice industry, teaching them the basic skills and knowledge they need to succeed in business. During the two-year program, students experience a dynamic, comprehensive curriculum coupled with on-the-job work experience and mentoring in local restaurants.

Developed by foodservice professionals, the ProStart curriculum provides instruction for 25 subject areas ranging from basic food preparation, accounting and cost control, to sanitation and marketing.
The program requires 400 work-based hours in which local businesses provide students with experience operating and managing a foodservice establishment.
As students meet ProStart’s high academic standards, they are awarded certificates which count toward credit hours at participating colleges in Texas and across the country.
Prostart Program

The Texas Restaurant Association, through its Education Foundation, dedicates significant resources to establish the Texas ProStart curriculum in school districts statewide.

TRA creates relationships between schools and community businesses by drawing from its 6000 members and 22 chapters statewide. The Association is supported by a staff of 50 with expertise in foodservice education, legal and government affairs, public relations, expositions, research publications, communications and marketing.

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