Georgia ProStart Program

About Georgia ProStart®

By bringing together the industry and the classroom, the Georgia ProStart® culinary program gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.

With national and local support from industry members, educators, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and state restaurant association partners, ProStart® reaches nearly 140,000 students in more than 1,800 high schools across 50 states, the Territory of Guam and at Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe and the Pacific. 

Georgia ProStart® State Invitational

The Georgia ProStart State Invitational (GPSI) is a statewide culinary and hospitality management team competition where students compete for scholarships and the right to represent the state of Georgia at the National ProStart Invitational. GPSI demonstrates the skills students learned from the ProStart® program — a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow's restaurant and foodservice leaders. See the 2024 Georgia ProStart State Invitational (GPSI) results here.