Culinary Students: Feeding Dreams. Building Futures.

Ready to unlock the door to your future? Get started with Utah ProStart today.

Check with your school’s family and consumer sciences department or career and technical education department to find out if your school offers ProStart.

If ProStart is offered at your school, seek out your school’s ProStart educator and let him or her know of your interest in the program. Take any introductory courses that may be a prerequisite to enrolling in ProStart at your school.

If ProStart is not offered at your school, encourage your school’s culinary arts educator to contact your state restaurant association and learn how to become a ProStart school.

Student Resources

Passport To Success

The ProStart National Certificate of Achievement can open the door to higher wages and college savings. To earn it, begin studying for the exams and work with your educator to set up a mentored work experience.

The Student Workplace Competency Checklist lays out the skills you’ll master on the job.

To make a great first impression on the job, review the 10 Habits of Highly Effective Interns.

Finished your work experience? Have your mentor write you a Letter of Recommendation.



Put Your Skills to the Ultimate Test!

Join a Utah ProStart competition team. Utah ProStart continues to grow every year. Each fall, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation releases the rules for the National ProStart Invitational®. Talk with your educator about forming a management or culinary team to represent your school in the state competition – the first stop on the road to the national competition.


ProStart Scholarships

Continue Your Education

Scholarship information can be found at

Utah ProStarts students can also apply for a Utah specific scholarship from Sysco. Click here for application & information.

Utah ProStart TEEN CHEF Masters is Utah’s 1st ever teen reality tv show based on ProStart. The winner of Utah ProStart TEEN CHEF Masters receives a 4 year scholarship to Johnson & Wales University Denver Campus.