On February 17, 2017, students, educators, and chefs will gather at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, MO for the Sixteenth Annual Missouri ProStart® Invitational. Top ProStart students from across the state will demonstrate their culinary skills and business acumen in a fast-paced competition to win their share of a half-million dollars in scholarship opportunities and the honor of representing Missouri at the National ProStart Invitational to be held in April in Charleston, South Carolina.     

Judges are needed for the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition. A required judges' orientation will be held Thursday evening, February 16, at the Oasis. Travel expenses, hotel accommodations and lunch will be provided courtesy of the Missouri Restaurant Association.

Those interested in serving as a judge at the 2017 Competition are requested to complete a Judge Application Form. When your information has been entered, save the document and return it via email to Missouri ProStart Coordinator, Phil Dreshfield at: pdreshfield@morestaurants.org.