ProStart is a career-based high school program, developed by the National Restaurant Association as a way to give high school students a head start in the field of Hospitality, Management, and Culinary Arts. Students learn basic kitchen skills, more advanced culinary skills, and business management.
If you are looking for a fun, valuable class that will teach you skills you will use for the rest of your life, ProStart is the class for you!
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ProStart Certificate of Achievement
All culinary students have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment with SLCC.
Students who begin as sophomores have the opportunity to earn a SLCC Technical Diploma at the same time they graduate from high school. This will also put them well on their way to earning an associate's degree.
Opportunities Upon Completion
Industry leaders support this program and are eager to hire these well-trained students. Cooks start at $9-$13/hour.
Students may also decide to continue their post-secondary education. There are opportunities for competition, scholarships, and lots of wonderful experiences!
11th and 12th graders
10th graders working towards a SLCC Technical Diploma may schedule Food Service
Sanitation & Safety
Introduction to Hospitality
Front of House Service
Sanitation & Safety (first year students)
Culinary Production for Dining Facilities
Foodservice History and Career Opportunities
Introduction to Business Management
Commercial Culinary Skills
Equipment and Cooking Methods
Essentials of Dining Room Service
Baking & Pastry I
Food and Beverage Operations
A la Carte
Basic white chef coat $10
Black or checkered pants $13
Foodservice hat $4
Foodservice shoes $10-15
$60 ProStart lab fee
$2 School identification card fee
$20 School parking tag fee (optional)
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