Once again, competition was fierce at the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. The second of the two regional Texas ProStart competitions, twelve teams emerged victorious and will advance to the state finals, to be held at St. Phillip’s College in San Antonio, Saturday March 23-24, for the chance to represent the Lone Star State at the National ProStart Invitational.
All schools are participants in Texas ProStart, an industry-based culinary arts and hospitality program and curriculum. Produced by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF), the Texas ProStart competitions are the largest in the country, with more than 320 students competing in either culinary or restaurant management. In Houston, 17 high schools sent a total of 22 teams, (15 culinary and seven restaurant management).
The top six teams from each category in each regional (Frisco and Houston) advance to the Texas ProStart State Final competition in March (San Antonio). The winning teams from the state finals will then advance to represent Texas at the National ProStart Invitational, which is being held in Providence, Rhode Island on April 27-29.
Houston ProStart Invitational - Winning teams:
The 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational is supported by TRAEF partners - Texas Beef Council (Exclusive), Ecolab (Diamond), Ben E. Keith (Platinum), Auto-Chlor (Gold), BJ’s Restaurants, Coca-Cola, Texas Mutual, United Healthcare, Les Dames d’Escoffier (Silver), El Centro College, Nicholls State University and BMI (Bronze).
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