National ProStart Invitational 2022

  • After a two-year COVID-19 hiatus, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation hosted the 2022 National ProStart Invitational May 6–8, in Washington, D.C.

    NPSI, the country’s premier restaurant management and culinary arts competition for high-school students, showcased the skills of nearly 400 youths competing for approximately $200,000 in scholarships that will help them advance their educations and fulfill aspirations to become restaurant and hospitality industry professionals.

    ProStart is a two-year curriculum practiced at more than 1,750 high schools and career and technical education centers nationwide. It teaches culinary techniques and restaurant management skills that prepare students for successful industry careers. There are nearly 145,000 ProStart students throughout the United States and Guam.

    We are so proud of the OATC Culinary Arts students who participated in the 2022 National ProStart Invitational.  They worked very hard and did an amazing job as always.  Culinary Arts Roadrunners, you rock!

    Team Kansas

Congratulations OATC Culinary Students


    Culinary TeamThe 2022 Kansas ProStart Invitational was held March 9 at the Corporate Hills Wichita Marriott. We are proud of all that the   students accomplished. 
    Congratulations to the Culinary Team of Eli Shepherd, Kayla Vander Meer, Jonathan Gardner, Vanessa Padillo-Moreno, Brayden Green, and Christian Harney for their Best Pork dish and First Place win in the Culinary Competition. 

    More pictures of the Kansas ProStart Invitational 

    Congratulations to the five-member Management Team made up of Ainsley Sulzen, Ella Irwin, Kennedy Clark, and Alyssa   Roland for their Second-Place win in the Management Competition.  They made a great presentation of their Green Grounds   Restaurant concept.    
    Congratulations OATC Culinary Department and to Chef Philip Shaw and Chef Alison Reed for their investment in these fine 

    Management Team


Former Student


2022 National ProStart Invitational