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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

SLCC Partnership

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

Students Learn

Food Service

Sanitation & Safety
Introduction to Hospitality
Knife Skills
Recipe Basics
Front of House Service

ProStart I

Sanitation & Safety (first year students)
Culinary Production for Dining Facilities
Foodservice History and Career Opportunities
Job Readiness
Introduction to Business Management
Commercial Culinary Skills
Equipment and Cooking Methods
Culinary Calculations
Essentials of Dining Room Service

ProStart I

Baking & Pastry I
Food and Beverage Operations
Culinary Calculations
Advanced Marketing
A la Carte

Uniform Requirements

Basic white chef coat 

Black or checkered pants

Foodservice hat

Foodservice shoes 


$25 Class fee

$2 School identification card fee

$20 School parking tag fee (optional)

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