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Texas ProStart Invitational

High school students enrolled in the Texas ProStart program compete in either the culinary or restaurant management category at this annual competition each spring.


All of the teams that competed in the two regionals and the state finals of the 2015 Texas ProStart Invitational did outstanding work. Judges across the board were extremely impressed with the level of knowledge, and passion for our industry the students demonstrated.

12 culinary teams and 12 management teams competed at the state finals. The first place teams in each category will represent Texas at the National ProStart Invitational April 18 - 20 in Anaheim, CA.

1st Place Culinary Academy of Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Byron Nelson High School
1st Place Management New Caney High School

Click here for full results and photos.

Competition Format

Day 1  |  1–5pm
Culinary teams begin competition with Product Check-in. Product will stay at the competition site in a secured, climate-controlled area. Management teams check in display boards and other materials.

Day 2  |  All Day
Culinary competition begins. Management teams begin verbal presentations.

Thank you to our partners for their generous support!

Title Partner
Culinary Partner Management Partner
benekeith ecolab

Major Partner
Supporting Partners
autochlor lesdames tx-beef-council


Interested in Partnership Opportunities?
Contact Steph Smith, Manager, Corporate Partnerships via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800-395-2872.