Fall 2016 Culinary Students  
The Pros Start Here at CATS!!!!
Fall 2016  
Students in Mrs. Marshall's Fall 2016 Classes proudly display their new purple shirts from Mitchell Community College. Students anticipate lots of learning and fun activities as well as competitions.
 2015 ProStart Team
ProStart is the nation's premier culinary arts and restaurant management program, utilized in more that 1,700 high schools in 48 states, Guam and on US Military Bases.  The program reaches nearly 100,000 secondary students annually. Administered by the National restaurant Association education foundation, ProStart prepares young people to pursue additional studies or enter a rewarding career in the foodservice sector.  Many post-secondary schools in the nation recognize ProStart Certification of Achievement, which is awarded to students who complete both levels of the program and at least 400 hours of work experience, and reward them with scholarships and credits.  
ProsStart brings the industry to the classroom, and the classroom to the industry.  It truly prepares students fro fulfilling and worthwhile careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Hospitality industry leaders from across the state served as judges, including Certified Master Chef, Daryl Shular, from Le Cordon Blue College of Culinary Arts, Chef David Ivey-Soto, from the Culinary Institute of America and David Voelz from Highland Country Club in Fayetteville during the 2015 North Carolina ProStart Invitational at the Durham convention Center, on March 23-24, 2015.
Mikayla Weaver, Benjamin Shaw, Kelly O'Neal and Kimberly Johnson and CATS ProStart Instructor, Mrs. Linda Marshall represented the Iredell-Statesville Career Academy & Technical School in the competition this year.  The earned a 2nd place rating in the Management Division and a 5th place rating in the Culinary Division.  Congratulations!!!!
ServeSafe Certified        
Pro Start student earned ServeSafe Certification 
Pictured Above: Ashley Singleton, Mikayla Weaver, Julie Vang, Emily Regula, Lindsey Wooten and ProStart Instructor, Lind Marshall.
ProStart students planned, prepared and served the meal for the participants during the October 22, 2014 Innovation & Technology Showcase hosted on the CATS campus.  We are very proud of the class.
Getting the tables just right!!!  Serving beverages
Making sure participants have what they need to enjoy the meal.  Thanks for a great job!
CATS ProStart students have begun the school year dressing professionally in the classroom as well as in the kitchen.  Students are required to maintain clean uniforms and to observe all health guidelines during food preparation.
Team work  Team work
Presentation is important.  Collaboration.
Outstanding leadership.  Team work.
 Grilled to perfection! Future professionals
Last Modified on September 3, 2016