Friday, January 22, 2010

Jo Daviess Carroll and Wilco students win Illinois ProStart Invitational

At the 9th Annual Illinois ProStart Student Invitational at Kendall College in Chicago, the student team from Wilco Area Vocational Center won the culinary competition and the student team from Jo Daviess Carroll Area Vocation Center won the management competition. Both teams will go on to compete in the National ProStart Student Invitational competition, which takes place April 30 to May 2, in Overland Park, Kan.

Each first place team member was awarded more than $12,000 in scholarships to culinary colleges including: Cooking & Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Culinary Institute of America, Illinois Institute of Art, Johnson & Wales University, Kendall College and Washburne Culinary Institute. Overall, more than $100,000 in scholarships was awarded to students. The program, which was hosted by the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) and sponsored by Sysco Foodservice--Chicago, also included a college fair and cooking demonstrations.

For more information on the IRAEF ProStart Student Invitational visit and click on Educational Foundation.