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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.

Get Ready for 2015!

Regional Competitions

January 23-24, 2015   |  Hurst Conference Center, Hurst

February 20-21, 2015  |  Lonestar Convention & Expo Center, Conroe

State Finals

March 27-28, 2015  |  Waco Convention Center, Waco

National Invitational Competition

April 18-20, 2015  |  Disneyland® Hotel, Anaheim, CA

2015 Competition Rules, Information & Timelines

Culinary competition rules

Management competition rules

Information & Timelines

All competition spots for 2015 have been filled. However, we occasionally have schools drop out so if you would like to be placed on a waiting list please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You will be contacted by TRAEF staff regarding your secured spot in the competition.

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.

Highlights from 2014 State Finals Competition