The National ProStart Invitational® (NPSI) is the country’s premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Annually, nearly 400 student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Trustees, state restaurant associations, family, and friends — all with hopes of earning coveted scholarships from the nation’s premier culinary and restaurant management programs.
The culinary competition highlights each team’s creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two butane burners, and without access to running water or electricity! There is no room for error as they are evaluated on taste, skill, teamwork, safety, and sanitation. Competitors are awarded generous educational scholarships to help further their careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
February 15th at the Omni Hotel in Providence was the location for this year’s Rhode Island state ProStart competition. Some of our Harvest Kitchen team were thrilled to get to watch one of our most recent training program graduates compete with his school, Cranston Area Career & Technical Center. We were so proud to see him in action in this professional setting — and excited for him as he works toward accomplishing his dreams!