Promoting, educating and advocating for Delaware’s restaurant industry since 1965.

Delaware ProStart® Student Invitational (DPSI)

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. 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 student’s skills with a timed, 60-minute battle where students prep, prepare and plate a three-course meal that is tasted and evaluated by top industry chefs. The state culinary and management competition-winning teams are given the opportunity to compete at the National ProStart Invitational

Cheer on over 100 ProStart Students at this year’s competition! 

Open to the public, spectators, and media at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

8 am:  Opening Remarks

8 am – 4 pm:  Ongoing Culinary & Management Competitions

3 pm: Award Ceremony and then a photo session with winning teams immediately following

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CLICK HERE to register as an exhibitor or a sponsor!

Get involved in any way you can, the students and the Educational Foundation appreciate YOU!

For information on the Delaware ProStart Program or competition, contact Raelynn Grogan at (302)738-2545 or