ProStart NewsBites April 2018

REGISTER NOW for ProStart Teacher Training Institute!

The 22nd Annual ProStart Teacher Training Institute will take place June 17-22, 2018. The week-long training provides Florida ProStart instructors with the knowledge necessary to teach the ProStart curriculum. Each day’s learning is built around topics covered in the ProStart curriculum.


All classes will be held at Johnson & Wales University (JWU) North Miami campus, 1701 NE 127th Street, North Miami, Florida, 33181.


The FRLAEF will cover the cost of all Florida ProStart instructors who will be teaching the ProStart curriculum during the 2018-2019 school year. Attendees will be responsible for their travel and some meals.


CLICK HERE to register. Registration closes May 4, 2018.

FRLAEF Scholarship Redemption

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation (FRLAEF) awarded $52,000 during Florida’s Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

In order for students to redeem their FRLAEF scholarship they should email us their Student ID number and the Financial Aid address for the school they will be attending.

Email Amy Parker at no later than June 15, 2018 with this information to receive your scholarship.


Texas Cattle Company + Lecanto High School

For several years, the Texas Cattle Company has offered one-time employment to ProStart students at their catering events all over the state. The FRLAEF received the following from Suzanne Sheffield, ProStart teacher at Lecanto High School.

“We have been catering with Texas Cattle Company for many years. Pictured here is the group of Panther Café students that went with me last night and had on their new jackets with all the logos on it.  We looked impressive to all.  I was amazed by the thanks we received from the guests and members of the Citrus County Conservation group.  We never earned them before because our jackets had nothing on them.  You know the saying of when you dress up?”

From Left to Right are:

Alexis Cleveland (applied to JWU)

Michael Adams (accepted at JWU)

Riley Koehler (going to JWU in two years)

Matthew Green (undecided at this time)

Taylor Kempton (going to JWU next year) 

ProStart Video Series featuring Guy Fieri and Carla Hall

The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) has launched a new video series where chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri and celebrity chef Carla Hall offer the ProStart community tips on how to compete and insights on where they see the restaurant industry headed. Be sure to check out the first video here and see below for a taste of what Guy and Carla had to say.

2018 ProStart Competition Video

In case you missed it, the video from the 2018 ProStart competition is below. If you would like to bring a team to competition next year, the video is a great way to see what the competition looks like.

Foundations Second Edition Webinar & 2nd Edition Information

The NRAEF held a webinar last month with information about the new 2nd Edition Foundations textbooks. If you were unable to participate, use the link below to watch it.


The 2nd edition of Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts is now available for purchase. To learn more about the second edition, access select resources or to make a purchase, go to

The following resources are available for your reference:

o   Table of Contents with Learning Objectives for Level 1 and Level 2 can be downloaded here.

o   Dedicated site for Correlations:

o   Foundations 2E Overview PowerPoint

How to Order, Receive a Quote and Foundations 2nd edition. Pricelist

o   Orders can now be placed directly on

o   Quotes can be created online.

o   *If your organization is tax exempt, please provide your tax exempt ID form. Otherwise, tax will be charged at the rate consistent with the zip code of the shipping address.  

eBook Demo Request, Purchase Orders, and Exam Exchanges:

o   Submit Requests for demo eBook access keys or demos through

o   Purchase orders can be submitted to:

o   Request for exchanging 1st edition exams to 2nd edition exams should be sent via email with the Subject “Exam Exchange” to for processing.

ProStart Video  & Curriculum Resources

CLICK HERE to see almost 40 ProStart Videos. The videos range from making Mother Sauces to how to fabricate a sheep!

CLICK HERE for a dropbox full of ProStart curriculum resources from a former ProStart teacher in North Carolina.

ServSafe 7th Edition Instructor Resources

As of this date, ServSafe is not offering the 7th ed. Instructor Resources for purchase.

If you are a registered ServSafe Dual Role Instructor/Proctor, you can access the Instructor Resources for free HERE.

There are two ways to become a Dual Role Instructor/Proctor:

  • Pass the INSTRUCTOR version of the ServSafe exam


  • If you took another version of the exam (English or Spanish), you have to wait 90 days after your exam, then you can apply for the Dual Role

If you took a ServSafe test with the FRLAEF at any point, you took the INSTRUCTOR version, so you are eligible to register as a DUAL Role Instructor/Proctor.

Complimentary Foodsafety Materials

Each Premier and Full ProStart program is eligible for free ServSafe or SafeStaff materials.  To ensure you get the materials you need, you must notify us of your needs.  Once we receive your ProStart Classification paperwork, you can order up to $350 of ServSafe/SafeStaff materials. Click here for the price list. Email Amy Parker to place your order–you do not need to fill out the form. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Complimentary ProStart Scantrons

The FRLAEF will distribute over $25,000 worth of free ProStart Exam Scantrons to Premier and Full ProStart schools during the 2017-2018 school year. Once a school has turned in their ProStart Classification paperwork, email Amy Parker to let her know how many ProStart Exam Scantrons you need. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.