ProStart for Educators

ProStart Curriculum Resources

The National Restaurant Association and Educational Foundation partnered with academic and industry experts to develop Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts, Second Edition (FRMCA).

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FRMCA, 2e includes updates throughout to reflect the most current competencies and industry trends. The curriculum is divided into two levels to give students the most comprehensive introduction to the culinary and management sides of the business.

What’s new in the Second Edition:

  • Shorter, “bite-sized” chapter modules for more flexibility and better student retention
  • Application of math, science and technology in every chapter
  • New pedagogy and design to engage students and highlight key content and competencies
  • An expanded program of digital offerings including the following new assets:
    • Media library featuring nearly one hundred original videos and animations
    • Media-rich, interactive e-book option
    • Online recipe management program from MasterCook
    • Expanded teacher’s resource package for even more support in the classroom

Learn more about Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts, see sample chapters, access resources, and purchase materials at

View videos created exclusively for use with Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts.

    Key Educator Links

    Manage Exam Session

    Schedule, view and download exam materials.


    View Scores

    Access student scores, download and print their certificates.


    Manage COAs

    Access your students’ COA applications, review application status, work hours, and approve COA competency checklists.


    Access Educator Hub

    Access educator resources to succuessfully implement the ProStart program in your school. You must be a confirmed ProStart Educator to access these resources.


    Training and Certification for Educators

    As an industry educator, you have access to opportunities that can help you grow and succeed right alongside your students.

    ProStart Professional Development

    Each year, the NRAEF provides technical and professional instruction to restaurant and foodservice educators, like you. These trainings give educators a forum to learn cutting-edge skills they can apply to the classroom. The week-long intensive workshops are delivered by industry experts from post-secondary institutions across the country.

    Educator Credentials

    Discover the certification program for secondary educators who are interested in securing the hands-on training needed to stay up-to-date on restaurant and foodservice techniques. This is an outstanding way to add value to your classroom teachings.

    NEW: The ProStart Educator Certificate Application is now live! Participants who successfully completed the 2023 ProStart Professional Development program are now eligible to apply. See the Credentials page for more info and to download the application.

    ​Connect with your ProStart State Coordinator

    Your ProStart State Coordinator can help you implement the ProStart Program in your state.


    Educator Registration

    Register as a ProStart Educator.


    ProStart Educators of Excellence

    The NRAEF ProStart National Educator of Excellence Awards (EEA) recognize educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and passion, commitment and creativity in all aspects of the ProStart program.

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