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ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and the industry. It develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice industry leaders. In Michigan, 70 high schools and career centers use the ProStart curriculum with more than 5,000 students participating.  Students learn vital kitchen skills, including food safety and knife cuts, and important management lessons, such as menu development and marketing. The state competition provides a hands-on opportunity for students to demonstrate the skills learned throughout the year and be judged by top industry professionals. 



The following Michigan schools are currently using the ProStart curriculum: 


High Schools & Career Centers
Anchor Bay High School
Armada Area Schools
Bay Arenac ISD
Benton Harbor Area Schools
Boyne City High School
Branch Area Careers Center
Breithaupt Career & Technical Center
Calhoun Area Career Center
Wilson Talent Center
Careerline Tech Center-Holland
Cheboygan High School
Clare-Gladwin RESD
Clintondale High School
Dakota High School
DCTC at Riverview
FlexTech High School
Fraser High School
Genesee Career Institute
Gaylord High School
GoLightly Technology Center
Gratiot Isabella Technical Education Center
Hastings High School CTE Culinary Arts
Heartlands Institute of Technology--Ionia
Howell High School
Huron Area Technical Center
Huron High School--Ann Arbor Public Schools
Iosco RESA Career & Technical Education
Jackson Area Career Center
Kalamazoo RESA
Lapeer Education & Technology Center
Lincoln High School
LISD TEch Center
Livonia Career Center
Michael Berry Career Center
Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
Newaygo County Career Tech Center
Niles High School
Oakland Tech Center NE
Oakland Tech Center NW
Oakland Tech Center SE
Oakland Tech Center SW
Pankow Technical Center
Petoskey High School
Pioneer High School--Ann Arbor
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park
Rising Stars Academy
River Rouge High School
Romeo Engineering And Technology Center
Romulus High School
Roseville High School
Saginaw Career Complex
Sanilac Career Center
South Lake High School
Southfield High School
St. Clair County TEC
SWWC @ Saline High School
Taylor Career Center
Traverse Bay Area ISD
Troy Athens High School
Tuscola Technology Center
Van Buren Technology Center
Warren Consolidated Schools Career Prep Center
Warren Woods Tower High School
West Shore ESD
Wexford-Missaukee CTC
Windover High School
William Ford Career-Tech Center
Ypsilanti Regional Career Technical Center
The following institutions of higher learning recognize the ProStart curriculum through articulation agreements.
* Accept certificate of achievement

Secondary Education

*Henry Ford Community College Hospitality Studies

*Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts

*Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College Culinary Arts

*The Chef ’s Academy

*The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes
* State wide articulation agreements

Culinary Institute of Michigan

Ferris State University

Jackson Community College

Lake Michigan College Food Management

Macomb Community College

Mott Community College

Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College

Northwood University

Oakland Community College

Schoolcraft College

Sullivan University

Washtenaw Community College

Four Year Programs

Central Michigan University Marketing & Hospitality Services

Eastern Michigan University Hospitality Management

Ferris State University Hospitality Management

Grand Valley State University

Johnson and Wales

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts

Michigan State University Hospitality Business

Northern Michigan University Restaurant & Foodservice Management

Sullivan University

The Chef ’s Academy

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institute
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