Danny DePamphilis & Jack Ertl
GM & Owner
Rudy's Bar, Hell's Kitchen NY
Colleen O'Bryan Holmes, Owner
Wheatfields Restaurant, Saratoga
Wheatfields Bistro, Clifton Park
dp An American Brasserie, Albany
Keenan's Restaurant, Rochester
Jon Payson & Naomi Josepher
The Chocolate Room, Brooklyn
Founder & CEO
Luisa Marciano, PHR
Abigail Kirsch Catering,
NYSRA Board Member
White Plains Linen/Linens a la Carte
Manager of Account Development
Director Foodservice Operations
Buffalo Bisons Baseball
The New York ProStart Invitational
Top restaurant management and culinary arts students from across New York will travel to Niagara Falls to showcase their talent, skill and knowledge on March 22 & 23, 2012. Teams compete in two distinct events: the Culinary Arts Competition and the Restaurant Management Competition. Judges come from New York’s finest restaurants, colleges and universities. Top-ranked teams earn trophies, medals and scholarships. The winning team in each event will represent New York at the National ProStart Invitational.
Restaurant Management teams develop a proposal for the next hot restaurant concept and present it to a panel of industry judges. They are also tested on the ability to think on their feet when they are asked to solve challenges restaurant managers face on a daily basis.
Culinary Teams prepare a three-course meal in 60 minutes using only two butane burners, with no access to running water or electricity. They are evaluated on taste, skill, teamwork, safety & sanitation, menu and recipe preparation and cost control
The National ProStart Invitational®
The National ProStart Invitational is the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. The 12th Annual National ProStart Invitational will bring together top ProStart students from more across the country to showcase their talent, passion and skill in Baltimore, Maryland from April 19-21, 2013.
Visit www.nraef.org/ProStart/Invitational to learn more about the National ProStart Invitational.