ProStart Summer Institute for Educators

  • You're invited!


    Register for the 2014 ProStart Summer Institutes.

    Registration deadline
    is May 16, 2014.

  • Join culinary arts, restaurant management, and family and consumer science educators from across the nation for ProStart Summer Institutes Level 1, a professional-development opportunity for teachers offered at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts June 22–27, 2014.

    Sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), this dynamic workshop provides educators with a forum to learn cutting-edge skills which can be taken back to the classroom.

    Summer Institutes Level 1:  Basic

    Fee: $675

    Prerequisite: None

    Synopsis: This session begins with an overview of the restaurant and food service industry, and includes valuable information about kitchen and management essentials. Explore communication and skills and gain an in-depth knowledge of culinary basics from mise en place through cooking methods.

    Topics include:

    • Introduction to the industry
    • Food safety
    • Workplace safety
    • Kitchen essentials 1: Professionalism, standardized recipes
    • Kitchen essentials 2: Equipment, mise en place, cooking methods
    • Stocks, sauces, and soups
    • Communication
    • Management essentials: teamwork, leadership, hiring, orientation, training
    • Teaching pedagogy

    Your registration fee includes:

    • Five days of instruction
    • Classroom and lab supplies
    • Kitchen toolkit
    • Instructional materials (in print and downloadable)
    • Opening reception
    • Tour of an industry site
    • Breakfast, lunch, and breaks each day

    Need More Information?

    Faculty contact: Chef Albert Wutsch, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 877-645-7910 or

    Workshop location and lodging options: Download Summer Institute Site Details


    Register for the 2014 ProStart Summer Institutes today. Deadline for registration is May 16, 2014.

    Already Registered?

    Download the Summer Institutes Guidelines. This holds important information for attending the Summer Institutes.