CA ProStart Cup presented by BJ’s Restaurants
We’re Going Virtual for 2020
What do you do with the “Super Bowl” of high school culinary competitions in California when pandemic strikes? The travel bans, school closures, and restrictions due to COVID-19 prevent our usual in-person, spectacular event. So, we’re taking it virtual! That’s how we’ll still hold the CA ProStart Cup, which was scheduled for March 20+21 in Pomona.
Special thank yous to our generous sponsors for standing by the Foundation during this challenging time. To our judges, volunteers, food + beverage donors, college partners, and the Sheraton Fairplex, we are grateful for your support! We salute the ProStart teachers.
Stay tuned to our social channels and watch for updates, announcements and the results.
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!
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!
2020 Event Program