ProStart NewsBites May 2018

National ProStart Student Invitational Results

The National ProStart Invitational® (NPSI) took place April 27-29, 2018 in Providence, RI with nearly 400 students representing 46 states. NPSI is the finale of a nationwide series of state competitions hosted by partner state restaurant associations. For each respective competition – culinary or management – students must impress judges from leading industry corporations, colleges, and universities with skills they’ve developed through ProStart.

Florida was represented by Leto High School, Tampa, for Culinary and East Ridge High School, Clermont, for Management.  Both teams finished in the top 10 out of 46 competitors with Leto High School finishing in 10th place and East Ridge finishing in 8th place.  We are so proud of these students and teachers who worked hard for months and represented Florida well!


MANAGEMENT COMPETITION:  Connecticut, Wilbur Cross High School

CULINARY COMPETITION:   Missouri, Herndon Career Center


MANAGEMENT COMPETITION:  North Carolina, North Buncombe High School

CULINARY COMPETITION:  Texas, Rockwall High School


MANAGEMENT COMPETITION:  Tennessee, Wilson Central High School

CULINARY COMPETITION:   South Carolina, Anderson Career & Technical


MANAGEMENT COMPETITION:  Massachusetts, Carver Middle High School

CULINARY COMPETITION:   New Jersey, Passaic County Technical Institute


MANAGEMENT COMPETITION:  Colorado, Grandview High School

CULINARY COMPETITION:   Michigan, Oakland School Technical


CLICK HERE for a video with competition places and winners.

CLICK HERE for event photos.

COA/Exam/ Login Questions

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has set up a dedicated hotline number for your COA/Exam/Login questions. The number will be staffed from 7 am – 8 pm CT Mondays through Fridays and the customer service representatives will be dedicated to assisting you with these technical questions. Please call 1-844-693-3342 as these questions arise.

ProStart Teacher Training Institute–LAST WEEK TO REGISTER

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.

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.

You may also contact Tim Schultz, the Florida representative:

Tim Schultz | Academic Sales Associate

National Restaurant Association

233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 3600 | Chicago, IL 60606-6383

P: 312.627.2425 | F: 312.583.9825 | E: | |

Traulsen, Together with Hobart, Kicks Off Third Annual K-12 Save Your Kitchen Contest

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 16, 2018) – With one high school already winning a Traulsen A-Series Roll-In unit, now is the time for K-12 schools nationwide to take the safe bet on food safety by dealing themselves in on Traulsen’s annual “Save Your Kitchen” giveaway.  For the third year running, Traulsen is giving schools in the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. the chance to “roll the dice” in a series of kitchen equipment giveaways. This year, schools can win one of four pieces of equipment from Traulsen’s school lunch line. And, for the first time, Hobart has joined, offering chances to win one of three pieces of Hobart food prep equipment as well as a chance to win a door-style dishwasher. East Limestone High School in Athens, Alabama, is the year’s first winner, having been randomly chosen in the first drawing on March 9 to cap off National School Breakfast Week (March 5-9).

The East Limestone High chose a Traulsen A-Series Roll-In unit, one of four options in the Traulsen lunch line that also included a one-section Freezer, a one-section Hot Food Holding Cabinet, or an eight-crate Milk Cooler. Future drawings include three more chances to win and select a piece of equipment from the Traulsen lunch line as well as three opportunities to win and select from one of three Hobart food preparation products, including an HCC34 Food Processor, an EDGE13A-11 Slicer, and a Limited Edition (red) HL200 Mixer. For SNA’s Annual National Conference, Hobart will also be giving away an AM15 (or AM15T) door-style dishwasher.

Traulsen’s “Save Your Kitchen” campaign stars Traulsen mascot “Martin the Carton,” and includes a total of four K-12 giveaway events with eight jackpot drawings, each celebrating a different key School Nutrition Association event. The remaining drawings include two jackpots on May 6 in honor of School Lunch Hero Day; three jackpots on July 20 after the close of SNA’s Annual National Conference in Las Vegas, July 9-12, and two giveaways on Oct. 19 to close out National School Lunch Week, October 15-19.

Schools can learn more and enter the Save Your Kitchen drawings at Entries are free and winners are chosen randomly. After each giveaway event, entries are cleared and schools may re-enter for the upcoming event. To get more detailed information about Traulsen and Hobart equipment, visit and

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.

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.

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/Online Codes

The FRLAEF will distribute over $25,000 worth of free ProStart Exam Scantrons or Online Codes 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/Online Codes you need. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Save the Date!

The 19th Annual ProStart Culinary Team Competitions are tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 1 — Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando.