The Kansas Pork Association supported the annual Kansas ProStart Invitational as both an event sponsor and a management judge.
 
The ProStart Invitational is a premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. It offers students an opportunity to showcase industry skills they learn in the classroom, network with industry leaders and learn the skills necessary for a long-term career.
 
The first place teams in the culinary and management competitions earned the right to represent Kansas at the National ProStart Invitational in Washington, DC, in May.
 
The invitational is a highlight of the Restaurant Management Program curriculum sponsored by the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association Educational Foundation. KPA also works with KRHA to provide funds for the Pork in Schools grants.
ProStart Invitational highlights student chefs in Kansas