The ProStart State Invitational is New Hampshire’s premier culinary competition featuring high school juniors and seniors. During this intense competition, participating teams demonstrate their creative abilities through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two butane burners, and all without access to running water or electricity. There is no room for error as the teams are evaluated on taste, skill, teamwork, safety and sanitation!
The 2017 State Invitational was held on Saturday, March 11 at UNH- Stillings Dining Hall in Durham, NH. The competition kicked off with competing school, Portsmouth High School, at 8am and ended with an awards ceremony. The competition was very tight with first place and last place only ten points apart. Our competing schools were Concord Regional Technical Center, Creteau Regional Technology Center, Milford High School & Applied Technology Center, Mount Washington Valley Career & Technical Center, Pinkerton Academy, Plymouth Applied Technology Center, Portsmouth High School.
Congratulations to Pinkerton Academy! They will compete at the New England Regional ProStart Invitational on April 1st in Portland, ME. This will be great practice as they prepare to represent New Hampshire at the 2017 National ProStart Invitational in Charleston, SC from April 28-30. Good luck, Pinkerton. We're all cheering you on!
Winner - Pinkerton Academy
2nd Place - Mount Washington Career & Technical Center
3rd Place - Concord Regional Technology Center
Creteau Regional Technology Center
Milford High School & Applied Technology Center
Plymouth Applied Technology Center
Portsmouth High School
The National ProStart Invitational is the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. The 16th Annual National ProStart Invitational will be held in Charleston, SC from April 28-30, 2017.
Good luck, Chef Cahill, Chef Desjardins, Vanessa, Caelan, Matthew, Brad, and Andrew!
Top ProStart® students from from across the globe will compete in the event. These talented groups of students will showcase their passion and skills in front of nearly 1,000 friends and family, educators and industry leaders.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL NH PROSTART STUDENTS!