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ARHA ProStart Winners

A total of 20 teams comprised of hospitality and culinary students competed this week at the Alabama ProStart Student Invitational. The annual competition is hosted by the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association Foundation (ARHAF). Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach hosted the event and awards ceremony.

Gulf Shores High School's culinary students in Kristen Madsen's class wone first place in the Management Competition, where they developed and presented a new restaurant concept. They also won overall in the Best Beef Entree Competition. Shout out also to Baldwin Center for Technology for placing third in the Culinary Competition and winning Best Knife Skills in the Best Beef Entree Competition.

The winners of the 2024 Alabama ProStart Student Invitational are:

Culinary Competition:

1st Place - Albertville High School

2nd Place - Pelham High School

3rd Place - Baldwin Center for Technology 

Management Competition:

1st Place - Gulf Shores High School

2nd Place - Eden Career Tech Center

3rd Place - Shelby County College & Career Center

Best Beef Entree (sponsored by Alabama Cattlemen’s Association):

Gulf Shores High School

Best Knife Skills: South Baldwin Career Tech Center

Spirit & Teamwork Award–Culinary: Career Academies of Decatur

Spirit & Teamwork Award–Management: Calhoun County Career Academy


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