ProStart Summer Institute for Educators

  • Join culinary arts, restaurant management, and family and consumer science educators from across the nation for ProStart Summer Institutes, a professional development opportunity for teachers offered at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts June 19–24, 2016.

  • Chef Andrew NutterRegistration

    Details to be announced.

    Registration deadline
    is May 13, 2016.

  • 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?

    Please contact Chef Lynn Pike at 877-645-7910 or


    2016 ProStart Summer Institutes Registration: Details to be announced.