What’s on the menu for your future? If you have a passion for cooking or want to open your own restaurant someday, Colorado ProStart can provide you with the tools to help you get started down the path to success. We know you have what it takes — and we will foster your enthusiasm and turn it into hard-earned skills for your future career.


In a classroom setting, students are given the tools necessary to master the fundamental culinary and management skills needed for success in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries. They will also be instructed on employability skills, such as leadership, accountability, teamwork, and responsibility — giving them an edge against any competition that comes their way.

Industry Partner Spotlight

The 2016 recipient of the CRA Richard P. Ayers Distinguished Service Award and 2012 CRF Reaching for the Stars Award. Since 2009, Derek and the Seattle Fish Company continue to support Colorado ProStart Program industry related events and student workforce development training.

Colorado ProStart Alumni Spotlight

Andrea Knight is one of Colorado ProStart’s Alumni, and our featured Spotlight! When asked if she could have any last meal of her choice, her response was “A hot open face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce.”


ProStart student curriculum consists of the Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts. Separated into two levels, the curriculum includes everything required to build well-rounded skills and obtain vast knowledge of the industry.


Many students are in need of scholarships if they hope to further their education and secure their career futures. ProStart offers a number of scholarship opportunities to fit that need.

Colorado ProStart to Success

For those with a passion for cooking, ProStart is the perfect program to hone necessary skills and acquire the knowledge required for real success. We are creating tomorrow’s foodservice and hospitality leaders… today.


Enhanced Curriculum & Materials

Level One

Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts at a Glance

Level Two

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The industry-driven curriculum of the ProStart program, Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts (Levels 1 & 2), offers comprehensive coverage of culinary and management topics to develop well-rounded future employees. Get started today in meeting your goals for the present and securing your goals for the future.