The Delaware ProStart® Student Invitational is a chance for students from all over the state who participate in their high school ProStart® program to compete against their peers. Only one team (formed of 2-4 students) from each school can participate in each of the competitions.

Management teams present an original restaurant concept to a panel of top-industry judges and answer critical thinking questions related to front and back of house scenarios. The culinary competition tests students on their skills taught in the program. Teams are given 60 minutes to prepare a three course meal and present to top industry chefs and educators. The state competition winners are given the opportunity to compete at the national level.

Competition Rules

Culinary Competition

Management Competition



2015 Delaware ProStart Student Invitational Sponsors

The Delaware ProStart Program is thrilled to have the following sponsors play a huge role in taking ordinary students and making them into extraordinary leaders. Shaping these future industry leaders would not have been possible without your generous support!!

 Platinum Sponsor  Available!
 Diamond Sponsor  Available!
 Gold Sponsor  Available!
 Silver Sponsor  Available!
 Competition Sponsor  Available!
 Travel Sponsor  Available!
Awards Banquet Presenting Sponsor  Available!
Awards Banquet Speaker Sponsor  Available!
Mentor of the Year Sponsor  Available!
Student of the Year Sponsor  Available!
Teacher of the Year Sponsor  Available!
Team Support Sponsor  Available!
Teacher Training Sponsor  Available!


If you are interested on becoming a sponsor of this great program, contact Carrie Leishman at (302)738-2545 or .

For information on the Delaware ProStart Program or competition, contact Krystal Peters at (302)738-2545 or .



Congratulations to the 2014 winning teams:

Culinary   Management
1st – Cape Henlopen High School (Lewes)   1st –  Cape Henlopen   High School (Lewes)
2nd – William Penn High School (New Castle)   2nd –  William Penn High School (New Castle)
3rd – Seaford High School (Seaford)
4th – Appoquinimink High School (Middletown)