• Apr 18
    Gloria Starling

    I fell in love with the restaurant industry at a very young age and an education beyond high school was not in my future. Pursuing my love for the restaurant business was the way I spent my college-age years. For the past 23 years, I have been...

  • Apr 17

    There are many reasons I joined this Texas ProStart class. I joined to learn more and different ways to cook. What I have gotten out of this class are skills that I have used at my new job at a Bar-B-Q restaurant. For example, I learned how to...

  • Apr 16

    Beginning Oct. 1, businesses including Texas restaurants that do not use credit-card terminals designed to accept EMV chip cards will be liable for counterfeit card fraud losses. That means if a criminal pays with a counterfeit credit-card at a...

  • Apr 14

    Foodservice 2020: Five Smart Strategies to Get the Future Right Change with the times or the times will change you! Join us Monday, June 29 in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for STIR: Summit for Texas Independent Restaurateurs...

  • Apr 12

    After having been in the restaurant industry for 15 years, being of service has become a way of life for me. I take a large amount of pride in the memories I have had the opportunity to create for the many guests served and team members I have been...

  • Apr 10

    The Greater Austin Restaurant Association took their April Board Meeting to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. After finishing the official business, 30 GARA members made a motion to roll up their sleeves in the warehouse. Restaurateurs sorted and...

  • Apr 7

    The World Health Organization has designated food safety as the focus of World Health Day 2015.  "Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe" is the theme of World Health Day 2015. The day focuses on demonstrating the importance of food safety...

  • Mar 31

    On March 28, the top 12 culinary teams and top 12 restaurant management teams traveled to Waco for the Texas ProStart Invitational State Championship. For the third year in a row, the Academy of Culinary Arts & Hospitality at Byron Nelson High...

  • Mar 26

    The food service industry is an important part of the United States economy and supplies around four million jobs. The ability to cook for yourself can help you to not only care for yourself but can also help people to lead healthier lifestyles....

  • Mar 23

    Restaurant owners, operators and employees are some of the most motivated, creative and savvy businesspeople in Texas, creating jobs in every community. Small restaurant businesses are the backbone of countless local communities, with a crucial...

  • Mar 22
    Betty Zentner

    I grew up in the restaurant business and just like my parents, I was motivated by a dream. Achieving the dream was a long road of not giving up, sticking to the opportunity and accepting and adapting to the constant change that goes with the...

  • Mar 16

    History has shown that Texas ProStart students are not what you typically envision when you think "high school student." They are disciplined. They are passionate. They care about cooking up a successful future. Kyle Chase, a senior at Byron Nelson...