ProStart mentors can be owners, managers, chefs, supervisors, vendors and others. Mentors are not only a guide for students, but will also assist ProStart® educators. The opportunity to be a mentor for the Delaware ProStart® program provides support, encouragement, and coaching for the students and faculty involved, along with giving back to the foodservice and hospitality community. Teachers and students will be looking for a role model to help develop the professional skills being taught. Mentors should provide direction for students to help connect and build a future in the industry.

There are many ways to help:

  • Be a guest speaker in a classroom
  • Conduct hands-on classroom demonstrations or invite students to your business
  • Provide training and preparation for the Delaware ProStart® Student Invitational
  • Work with ProStart® educators to build their knowledge and skills of the industry
  • Hire a ProStart® student 

To become a Mentor, please email to be connected to a Delaware ProStart Program near you! Also, if you know someone who will be a good mentor and would like to suggest a mentor, reach out and we will contact that person on your behalf.