Sponsored by the National Restaurant
Association Education Foundation (NRAEF), ProStart is a nationwide program for high
school students that combines education, competition, and industry experience to develop talented
students into future leaders in the food industry.
The Academy of Culinary Arts began
its affiliation with ProStart in 2008 with faculty member Albert Wutsch’s participation
as a judge at the Wyoming Student Invitational culinary competition. Wutsch was
so impressed by the quality of the ProStart student competitors that, in
successive years, culinary faculty have accepted invitations to judge the national
competition as well as state competitions for New York, North and South
Carolina, Ohio, and Georgia.
Here’s how IUP is working with ProStart
of Culinary Arts has been selected for the third consecutive year to host and
teach the ProStart Summer Institute
teacher training class developed by the NRAEF.
Wustch will instruct the
Level 1 class June 22
through June 27. Participating teachers
are coming from high schools located all across the U.S.
The Academy of Culinary Arts offers a $1,500 scholarship to
all students who participate in ProStart Student Invitational competitions in culinary arts or management at
the state or national level.