Massachusetts culinary students competing in Cambridge

Photo credit: Delish.com
Photo credit: Delish.com

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s Sixth Annual ProStart Competition is in full effect today at Le Cordon Bleu in Cambridge.

The annual event is a high school culinary and restaurant management competition that showcases the top talent of the area’s future chefs and restaurateurs, and gives them a chance to win scholarship awards of over $60,000.

This year, the association is hosting ten area high schools to rival each other in culinary and restaurant management matches: Amherst Regional High School, Carver Middle High School, Minuteman Technical High School, Nantucket High School, North Shore Technical High School, Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Taunton High School, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, Wachusett Regional High School, and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.

Teams will compete by demonstrating their creative culinary abilities by making starters, entrees, vegetables, starches, and desserts. The teams will also flaunt their knowledge of the restaurant and foodservice industry by competing in a management event which includes presenting a developed business proposal for a new restaurant concept.


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