Practicing for Life
By Monique Gaudin
This past week, high school culinary students competed in the state ProStart competition to determine which team will represent Nevada in the 12th Annual National ProStart Invitational in Baltimore, Maryland from April 19-21, 2013. ProStart is a two-year culinary and restaurant management certificate program that provides instruction in 25 subject areas ranging from service to sanitation.
Students compete in teams to represent hot foods and restaurant management, as well as individually, in cake decorating and edible arrangements. Participating provides competitors with real life experience in an industry reporting as of February seventh, “The strongest increase in 17 years.”
As spectator to the competition and regional trainer for Caesars Entertainment Brian Steen remarked on the students participating in the ProStart certificate of study, “There is a lot of competition out there, so something like this is definitely giving them a foot in the door, and a step up on some of the people that they will eventually turn into their competition for a particular job.”