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Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, Massachusetts 02035
MRAEF Presents 2019 Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational at Gillette Stadium, Sponsored by 110 Grill & Evviva Trattoria
Annual Statewide Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Competition Returns for 12th Year in Exciting, New Location with Celebrity Guest Judges, Jarvis Green and Maria Stephanos
On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (MRAEF) will host the 12th Annual Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational (PSI), a high school culinary and restaurant management competition that showcases the talent of the area’s future chefs, restaurateurs and industry leaders, sponsored by 110 Grill and Evviva Trattoria.
Held for the first time at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, the invitational challenges high school student teams to hone their learned cooking and management skills through the Culinary Arts Competition, sponsored by SNAPchef, and Restaurant Management Competition, sponsored by Horizon Beverage, for a chance to win scholarship awards to top hospitality management and culinary schools in the country. The winning teams who best demonstrate their creative abilities and knowledge in their given trade will advance on to represent the state of Massachusetts at the 2019 National ProStart Student Invitational, May 8-10, 2019 in Washington, DC.
The MRAEF will be hosting high school teams from across the state in February to compete in culinary and restaurant management matches, judged by a panel of celebrated tastemakers and industry professionals, including celebrity guest judges, former Patriots player and Owner of Oceans 97, Jarvis Green and WCVB Channel 5 Anchor, Maria Stephanos. The 2019 panel also features Tatiana Rosana, Executive Chef of the Envoy Hotel and Boston’s most recent “Chopped” champion; Tiffany Lopinsky, Boston-based blogger and Founder of Boston Foodies; Patrick Renna, CFO of Wahlburgers; and Ryan Dion, COO of 110 Grill and Evviva Trattoria.
Participating high schools for the 2019 MRAEF PSI include: Taunton High School, Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical High School, South Hadley High School, Madison Park High School, Carver Middle High School, Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Nantucket High School, Blue Hills Regional Technical High School, Mashpee High School, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Taconic High School, Southeastern Regional Vocational High School, Worcester Technical High School, and Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School.
The 2019 Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational is presented by Platinum Sponsor, 110 Grill & Evviva Trattoria. Gold Sponsors, SNAPchef and Horizon Beverage. Silver Sponsors, Dexter Russell Knives, Dole & Bailey, EvanLEE Organics, Gillette Stadium, Gordon Food Service, Boston Signature, and Wahlburgers. Bronze Sponsors, Bay Shore Chowders and Bisques, Boston Showcase Company, Carbots Ice Cream, The Colonnade Hotel, EcoLabs, Heartland, Oceans 97, Sysco, and Ruberto Israel & Weiner. For more information on the MRA and the MRAEF, please visit themassrest.org.
General Public is welcome! Admission is $10 per person.
About Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA)
Founded in 1934, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) is a trusted not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of the foodservice industry in the state of Massachusetts. The MRA exists to help food and beverage providers succeed through education, cost-savings programs, networking, and government advocacy. Together with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the MRA works to promote current and future industry leaders. Learn more at themassrest.org.