ProStart® students with proven skills and a commitment to the industry are given the chance to showcase their abilities in the LRA Education Foundation ProStart Student Competition. Teams of students representing their school's ProStart program compete against one another at a two day competition held in New Orleans every spring. Vigorous coursework and mentoring are key elements to success.
The LRAEF ProStart Student Competition is composed of two distinct competitions in culinary and management. Teams participating in the culinary competition must perform knife skills and poultry fabrication then demonstrate their creative abilities by designing a three-course gourmet menu and preparing it in only 60 minutes. Teams participating in the management competition demonstrate their knowledge of the restaurant and foodservice industry by developing a proposal for a restaurant concept, delivering a verbal presentation, and applying critical thinking skills to challenges managers face in day-to-day operations. Each team's performance is observed and rated by experts from leading colleges and the food service industry. First through third place winning teams from each of the two events are awarded medals and more than $650,000 in scholarship opportunities to pursue a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry." First through third place winning teams from each of the two events are awarded more than $1,221,000 in scholarship opportunities to pursue a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
1st place- Hammond High Magnet School
2nd place- West Feliciana High School
3rd place- Lakeshore High School
1st place- Lakeshore High School
2nd place- Hammond High Magnet School
3rd place- West Feliciana High School