ProStart_MABy bringing together the industry and the classroom, ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers. It happens through a curriculum that includes all facets of the industry, and sets a high standard of excellence for students and the industry.


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Opportunities to become involved with ProStart Kentucky include but are not limited to: speaking to and or mentoring a ProStart class, offering internship/work opportunities to ProStart Students, making a donation to ProStart Kentucky or becoming involved as ProStart Kentucky event or annual sponsor. To discuss how you would like to become involved please email Chris Schwartz at

Twelve schools in Kentucky are currently participating in ProStart with several more interested in the program. If you have interest in the ProStart School to Career Program for your high school culinary arts curriculum, please contact Chris Schwartz, KRAEF ProStart Coordinator at or call (859) 230-4749.

NRAEF recognized ProStart Kentucky Schools

The Kentucky ProStart Invitational was just held at Gordon Food Service February 18, 2017.  Schools have the opportunity to compete in a culinary and/or management competition. Judges are industry professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to make the competition more meaningful for students.  Click here for more information about KPSI 2017.