Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Massachusetts ProStart students assist at the Guy Fieri Roadshow

Five ProStart students from Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill, Mass., and their teacher, Cathie Baines, assisted in kicking off The Guy Fieri Roadshow, which began its 21-city tour in 30 days at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Nov. 17. The show featured cooking stations, demonstrations and behind the scenes stories from the road.

Fieri is the star of three Food Network shows and is co-owner of Johnny Garlic's (three locations) and Tex Wasabi's (two locations) of Northern California, as well as a best-selling author. He is also a member of the California Restaurant Association's Educational Foundation that promotes the ProStart curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School also uses and promotes ProStart in their culinary curriculum through the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (MRAEF).

"ProStart students are the best in Massachusetts, and I knew they were my go to help for the event," Fieri said in a press release. "I couldn't wait to give them an incredible backstage experience while I blow the audience's mind!"

"The MRAEF was thrilled to coordinate this event with Guy," MRAEF Educational Coordinator Heather Carneiro said in a press release. "This is just another way in which the MRAEF helps its ProStart students prepare for their futures."

Five Whittier Regional Tech ProStart students at the kickoff of a 21-day tour of Guy Fieri Roadshow with a stage assistant and TV personality Guy Fieri