CA ProStart Cup presented by BJ’s Restaurants
More Than a Cooking Competition
The CA ProStart Cup is more than a cooking competition – it’s a life-changing experience! Imagine being 16 years old and pitching a new restaurant concept to a panel of restaurateurs. Or having hundreds of people watch you as you put the finishing touches on a three-course meal.
Leadership . Public Speaking . Courage . Mentorship . Life Experiences
Taco Bell Crashes the CA ProStart Cup!
March 15 + 16, 2019
Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center
The Main Event
The CA ProStart Cup is an electrifying event that puts high school culinary and hospitality management students to the ultimate test. Students from across the state can compete in three events: the Culinary Cup (3-course meal in 60 minutes), the Management Cup (pitch a new restaurant concept), and the Innovation Cup (new robot, app or software to improve restaurants.
What’s at stake? More than $2.3 million in available scholarships and the chance to represent California at the National ProStart Invitational in Washington, D.C. The big event took place March 15+16, 2019 in Pomona, CA.
2019 Event Program