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Grandview High School ProStart team wins third place at national competition

Grandview high school pro start team receiving medals for third place.Congratulations to the Grandview High School ProStart team, which placed third in the nation – the highest a Colorado team has ever placed – at the National ProStart Invitational Competition, held April 29-May 1 in Dallas, Texas. Each student on the team earned $88,000 total in scholarship offers to continue their career in the hospitality industry.

pro start logoProStart is a high school hospitality education program of the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation (CRAEF). It is a two-year foodservice and hospitality management curriculum offered to high school juniors and seniors, and is offered at Grandview and Smoky Hill high schools through the Career and Technical Education department of the Cherry Creek School District.

The Grandview team is made up of students from Grandview, Cherokee Trail and Eaglecrest high schools. Congratulations to these team members:
•    Alyssa Anglin, Cherokee Trail High School
•    Brenda Guerrero, Grandview High School
•    Devan Cawley, Cherokee Trail High School
•    Alyssa Roberts, Eaglecrest High School
•    Kevin Graf, Grandview High School

Grandview high school pro start team and their advisors on stage with their third place medals.The National ProStart Invitational is the country’s premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Annually, 350 student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) trustees, state restaurant associations and family and friends – all with hopes of earning a coveted scholarship from one of the nation’s premier culinary and restaurant management programs.

The National ProStart Invitational is the finale of a nationwide series of state competitions hosted by partner state restaurant associations. For each respective competition – culinary or management – students must impress judges from leading industry corporations, colleges and universities with skills they’ve developed through ProStart.

Grandview high school pro start team in uniform to present their proposed restaurant, Sift.The Grandview High School ProStart team developed a restaurant concept called Sift based on the demographics given by the National Restaurant Association to all competitors. Sift is a breakfast bakery concept located in “ProStartville, Colorado.” The students developed a 50-page business plan, a 10-minute presentation to persuade the judges to “invest” in their company and answered 20 minutes of critical thinking questions. Their business plan included concept description, interior and décor descriptions, a full floor plan and an organizational chart with employee job descriptions. The critical thinking questions covered topics such as safety and sanitation, marketing, customer relations, human resources and staffing, social media and concept knowledge. The team’s presentation was called “fun and energizing” by several national judges.   

Congratulations to the Grandview High School ProStart team!​​

Posted 6/8/2016 8:30 AM
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