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Kansas ProStart Invitational

 March 10- 11, 2020

 Location:Wichita Marriott


The Kansas ProStart Invitational® is a premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. This exciting event brings high school students from around the state together to compete for scholarships and state-wide recognition. Winning teams from each competition will be awarded first, second and third place medals.

The Kansas ProStart Invitational is open to the public. We encourage parents and school administrators to attend and cheer on their favorite team. The first place teams in the culinary and management competitions also earn the right to represent Kansas at the National ProStart Invitational May 8-10, in Washington, D.C.

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If you are an industry leader there are many ways you can support the ProStart program and help build the leaders of tomorrow.  To learn more about how you can get involved please contact Lisa Graham.  
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2020 Kansas ProStart Invitational Results


Culinary Competition:

First Place: Olathe Advanced Technical Center

Second Place: Broadmoor Bistro, Shawnee Mission School District

Third Place:Maize Career Academy

Fourth Place: Andover Central High School


Management Competition:

First Place: Andover Central High School

Second Place: Garden City High School

Third Place: Maize Career Academy

Fourth Place: Eudora/DeSoto Technical Education Center & High School

Additional Awards

Best Beef Dish:Wichita Heights High School

Best Pork Dish: Wichita North High School


Knife Skills:

First Place: Olathe Advanced Technical Center
Second Place:
Stafford High School
Third Place: Broadmoor Bistro, Shawnee Mission School District
Fourth Place:
Gardner-Edgerton High School





 Overview  Resources Frequently Asked Questions

An overview of the competition, schedule, and other important information on this year's event.

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Find the tools educators and students need to succeed in the competition. 

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Find answers to commonly-asked questions about the management and culinary competitions.

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Neeley Carlson


Lisa Graham



Neeley Carlson


Lisa Graham