The ProStart program introduces high school students to a wide variety of careers within the restaurant, food service, and hospitality industry. Students will study and practice professional food preparation of international cuisines, food safety and sanitation, customer relations, accounting, cost control, marketing, and an introduction to aspects of restaurant management. Upon acceptance into the program students will be required to purchase specific materials such as a uniform, proper shoes, and trade tools. Students are required to take end-of-course exams and complete a 400-hour work-based learning experience. Recommended Electives: Food and Nutrition, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy for Teens, and International Culture & Cuisine.