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Culinary Arts

Instructor: Rachel Conover

Developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the ProStart Program is a two-year curriculum designed to teach high school students the management skills needed for a career in the restaurant and food service industry. ProStart students have the opportunity to earn an industry-approved, nationally recognized certificate, guaranteeing them a minimum $2,000 scholarship and access to college articulation agreements. 

To earn the ProStart certification, students must complete the following program components: 360 hours of classroom instruction, covering hospitality business and food preparation; 400 hours of mentored internship, in front and back of house positions; workplace competency checklist, demonstrating industry knowledge and skills; successfully pass the year one and two national ProStart examination.  (16052A001 & 16055A001)

Chef Conover can be reached at (815) 786-9873, extension 226, or via e-mail at RConover@kidsroe.org.

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