First Place Management and Culinary: Sauk Rapids-Rice High School

2nd Place Management: Rogers High School   2nd Place Culinary: Elk River High School 3rd Place Culinary: Rogers High School

Winning Minnesota ProStart Graduates Offered $1,500 Scholarships from the

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation


NRAEF announces NPSI Live, scheduled for June 4th, 2020


Saint Paul  MN  | May 18, 2020 – Friday, May 8th, would have been the trip of a lifetime for Minnesota ProStart students to travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the 2020 National ProStart Invitational, the country's premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. The COVID-19 crisis forced the 2020 National ProStart Invitational (NPSI) to be cancelled, but the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is still recognizing and celebrating the program’s talented culinary arts and restaurant management ProStart students. Full Press Release

Congratulations to the 2020 ProStart Invitational Winners!


ProStart State Management Competition Winners:

First Place: Sauk Rapids-Rice High School

Second Place: Rogers High School


ProStart State Culinary Competition Winners:

First Place: Sauk Rapids-Rice High School

Second Place: Elk River High School

Third Place: Rogers High School

ATTENTION ProStart Teachers

From the NRAEF: Remote Instruction Resources

Thanks to Chef Jackson Lamb MBA, CSC, CHE Professor of Hospitality at Metropolitan State in Denver, who shared his videos for chapter introduction for all 44 chapters in both level 1 and 2. They could be used as homework assignments as well. For instance, in Level 2, chapter 9, Food costing. 


This is how we support each other during these unprecedented times:

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We are happy to share that Pearson has provided more information and easier access to the 1st edition of Foundations e-book, student websites, and teacher resources. We will keep you updated when more digital resources are available for the 2nd edition.


Request First Edition of Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts E-Text Accesses Here

The CTE Form is where instructors can request access to the VitalSource eText for Levels 1 & 2. Access codes will be emailed to the instructor within two business days.


First Edition FRMCA Companion Websites

These two links are to companion websites that house student resources, review activities and self-graded review questions

"ProStart is the epitome of what happens when education, mentorship, industry support and passion come together."
--MN ProStart Instructor

"ProStart builds a bridge to our community, connects students with industry leaders, and provides opportunities for scholarships."
--Laura Feyma, Forest Lake School

"ProStart trains young people for the jobs that in demand."

--Christie Larson

St. Michael-Albertville High School

"ProStart expands the horizons of my students with great opportunities."

--Marge Humbert
S.T.E.P. Anoka Hennepin

"ProStart teaches culinary skills as well as the business aspect of the foodservice industry."

--Gayle Durand
Hopkins High School

ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

The program is "chef training for high school students," as one Minnesota instructor put it. ProStart teaches not only culinary skills, but also the business aspects of the foodservice industry. The program connects students with industry leaders, provides opportunities for scholarships and perhaps most importantly, prepares young people for careers as restaurant owners, managers, chefs and positions.

ProStart® students enjoy hands-on work, on-the-job training through mentorships, interaction with guest presenters and field trips to area restaurants and foodservice suppliers. They have the opportunity to obtain a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the two-year program upon successful completion of testing and industry work experience.

Many schools send teams to compete in the Minnesota ProStart Invitational, held annually in March. The competition showcases culinary and management skills the students have learned in class. More than 5,500 students in the state participate in ProStart at 80 Minnesota high schools. The winning team from both culinary and hospitality management is eligible to participate in the national competition each May in Washington D.C.

Minnesota ProStart Schools

Aitkin High School

Alexandria High School

Austin High School

Bemidji High School

Bloomington Kennedy High School

Brainerd High School

Brooklyn Center High School

Buffalo High School

Burnsville High School

Cambridge-Isanti High School

Cass Lake High School

Central High School

Chaska High School

Columbia Heights High School

Como Park Senior High School

Crosby Ironton High School

Duluth Denfeld High Schools

Duluth East High School

Elk River High School

Fairmont High School

Foly High School

Forest Lake High School

Fridley High School

Harding High School

Hayfield High School

Hendricks High School

Henry Sibley High School

Hopkins High School

Humboldt High School

Indus School

Integrated Arts Academy, Chaska

Jefferson High School

Johnson Senior High School

Kenyou-Wanamingo High School

La Crescent High School

Lakeville North High School

Lakeville South High School

Lincoln High School - Lake City

Little Falls High School

Mankato East High School

Mankato West High School

Marshall High School

Milaca High School

Minneota High School

Monticello High School

Mounds View High School

New Ulm High School

North Branch High School

North Education Center Academy

Osseo Sr. High School

Owatonna High School

Park Center Sr. High School

Pequot Lakes High School

Perham High School

Pillager High School

Pine City High School

Pine Island High School

Pine River Backus High School

Robbinsdale High School

Princeton High School

Proctor High School

Red Wing High School

Richfield High School

Rochester Century High School

Rochester Mayo High School

Rocori High School

Rogers High School

Roosevelt High School

S.T.E.P. Anoka -Hennepin 

Sartell High School

Sauk Rapids-Rice High School

Shakopee High School

South St. Paul High School

St. Paul Central High School

Staples-Motley High School

Waconia High School

Waseca High School

Washington Technology Magnet

Willmar High School

Zimmerman High School

Minnesota ProStart 2020 Educator of Excellence
Marissa Getty: Rogers High School

Marissa obtained her Family and Consumer Science degree from NDSU and a Master's degree from Hamline University. She began teaching FACS at Rogers High School in 2004In her personal life she enjoys being a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children. You will find her driving her daughter to dance during the week and enjoying family time at the cabin on the weekends. In her professional life she is a strong advocate for Family and Consumer Sciences. She takes a hands on approach to teaching and allows students to guide their own learning. In 2014 Marissa was excited to hear that after advocating and pushing for years, Rogers High School would be granted a commercial kitchen remodel.  She was devastated when after construction she realized that the architect failed to follow health code guidelines thus resulting in a mix of residential kitchens with a few commercial kitchen elements. Marissa did not give up the fight. After speaking with school board members and advocating for her students she was granted another remodel in 2015. The result of this tiring battle is "The Royale" Cafe at Rogers High School. Marissa and her students now serve the staff and community at Rogers High School. The staff members rave about the selection and the students take pride and ownership in understanding the  intricacies of running a restaurant. Marissa has participated in Stars of the Future. Marissa brought students to "The Taste of the NFL". Marissa and her students did a "take and bake" Thanksgiving sides fundraiser. Hosts an annual chili cook off. Marissa and her students hosted a "pop-up" event at a local restaurant called "Pour!" in which the students created a burger that actually went on the menu!

Previous Honorees:
2019 - Matt Deutsch, Burnsville High School

2018 - Marilyn Fagerness, North Branch Area High School
2017 - Katherine Hutchinson, Park Center Senior High, Brooklyn Park
2016 - Emily Wyse Moore, Integrated Arts Academy, Chaska
2015 - Monique Sabby, Elk River High School
2014 - Lois Lewis, Indus School, Birchdale
2013 - Christie Larson, St. Michael-Albertville High School
2012 - Marlys Eickmeier, Rocori High School, Cold Spring
2011 - Gayle Durand, Hopkins High School
2010 - Kathy Ellefson, Elk River High School
2009-  Marge Humbert, S.T.E.P. Anoka-Hennepin School District
2008 - Mary Levinski, Sauk Rapids-Rice High School
2007 - Marilyn School Meister, Edgerton High School

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