The Delaware ProStart Invitational® (DPSI) is the state’s premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Annually, nearly 100 student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, DRAEF Trustees, post-secondary institutions, and family and friends – all with hopes of earning coveted scholarships from the state’s best culinary and restaurant management programs.

ProStart® students from high schools across Delaware will meet in Dover, Delaware at Bally’s Dover Casino Resort on Friday, March 10th, 2023 from 8am-4pm for the 10th Annual Delaware ProStart® Student Invitational.  Hosted by the Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (DRAEF), the statewide competition will feature culinary and management teams. Teams will compete for state honors, the chance to represent Delaware at the National Student Invitational, and over $2 million in available scholarships to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Interested in event sponsorship?  Check out this guide and contact for more information.  2023 DPSI Sponsorship Opportunities

Check out our 2022 Delaware ProStart Student Invitational Video:

Congratulations to the Caesar Rodney High School Culinary Team & Seaford Management Team for being taking first place at the 2022 DPSI Competition, and moving on to represent Delaware at Nationals!