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Creating Tomorrows Foodservice and Hospitality Leaders


The Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association Educational Foundation (KRHAEF) impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders. With the support of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, we promote career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant and foodservice industry through the ProStart program.



A Menu of Exciting Opportunities

Is cooking your passion? Do you want to open your own restaurant or work in the hospitality industry? Think you have what it takes to be the next industry superstar? Then ProStart® is the program for you!


About ProStart

Across the country, 95,000 passionate students like you are diving into the ProStart program. For 15 years, ProStart has been providing high school students with the training they need to be successful.  In Kansas, ProStart is implemented in 30 high schools and impacts over 2,000 students. 

Over the course of two years, students learn with their classmates at school, get their feet wet working in the industry, and have the chance to put their skills to the test in competitions.



Feeding Dreams
Building Futures


Kansas ProStart Invitational


To find out more about the ProStart School-to-Career program, e-mail Neeley Carlson at

Phone: (316) 267-8383 or toll free (800)369-6787.







 Student Resources Scholarships Teacher Resources

 Learn how ProStart brings industry and the classroom together to give students a platform to discover new interests and talents and open doors for fulfilling careers.




 Learn more about scholarship opportunities that will help put you on the path to achieving your dreams.



 As an industry educator, we want you have access to opportunities that can help you grow and succeed right alongside your students.





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