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ProStart Competition

Each spring, ProStart students from across Michigan compete in the Michigan ProStart® Competition – a two day event with culinary, management/entrepreneurship, ServSafe knowledge bowl, and nutrition/marketing components. Industry professionals, as well as leading college and university instructors, judge the different components. The winning team in culinary and management/entrepreneurship are sent to the National ProStart® Invitational to compete against other teams from across the country. Thousands of dollars in scholarship money is awarded at both the state and national level.   

The Michigan ProStart® Competition is the highlight of the year for many students across Michigan. Teams will meet in Downtown Lansing on March 17-18, 2018, for this annual culinary and management competition, hosted by the Michigan Restaurant Association Educational Support Foundation (MRA ESF). The Michigan ProStart Competition will take place at the Lansing Convention Center, Lansing, MI.

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Dinner With The Champions

Join the Michigan Restaurant Association Education Support Foundation (MRA ESF) to celebrate the Michigan ProStart Delegation with a dinner in their honor on April 24, 2017. Attendees will dine in the ambiance of the Michigan ProStart Competition winning management team’s restaurant concept and enjoy the winning culinary team’s meal. Winners of the annual Michigan Restaurant Industry Champion Awards will be announced.  And the Michigan Restaurant Neighbor Award winners will also be honored. 

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Getting Hired Event

Join us for a Professional Skill Development Day for ProStart Students and Hiring Event for Foodservice & Hospitality Industry Employers. 

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ProStart Symposium

Register Now for the upcoming ProStart Symposium

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ProStart Summer Camp

Be part of the ProStart Summer Camp and learn about restaurant leadership and culinary arts from Industry all while exploring one of Michigan’s top summer camp locations. 

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