ProStart_MABy bringing together the industry and the classroom, ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers. It happens through a curriculum that includes all facets of the industry, and sets a high standard of excellence for students and the industry.


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Opportunities to become involved with ProStart Kentucky include but are not limited to: speaking to and or mentoring a ProStart class, offering internship/work opportunities to ProStart Students, making a donation to ProStart Kentucky or becoming involved as ProStart Kentucky event or annual sponsor. To discuss how you would like to become involved please email Chris Schwartz at

Twenty One schools in Kentucky are currently participating in ProStart with several more interested in the program. If you have interest in the ProStart School to Career Program for your high school culinary arts curriculum, please contact Chris Schwartz, KRAEF ProStart Coordinator at or call (859) 230-4749.

NRAEF recognized ProStart Kentucky Schools


Brasserie Provence won the “Best Taste” at The Chamber’s Annual Meeting, and $5 of every ticket sold was donated to a charity of their choice. Congratulations, ProStart Kentucky! Pictured here is Chris Schwartz, ProStart Kentucky Coordinator and Guy Genoud, Owner of Brasserie Provence.

Hannah Corbin of the Kentucky ProStart Invitational (KPSI) state champion management team, made this awesome video while at The National ProStart Invitational (NPSI), in Charleston S.C. Both the culinary and management KPSI 2017 state champs hail from Arvin Education Center in Oldham County.