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Weekly Update: Congratulations, 2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners!

Congratulations, 2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners! Hospitality’s future was on display at the 2017 ProStart Invitational, on February 18. This is the state’s premier youth culinary and restaurant management competition

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2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners and Awards

2017 Winners Culinary First Place: Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor Second Place: Bonney Lake High School, Bonney Lake Third Place: Heritage High School, Vancouver Management First Place: Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane

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Weekly News: Sysco ProStart Invitational, February 18 – Don’t Miss it!

Sysco ProStart Invitational, February 18 – Don’t Miss it! Future master chefs and entrepreneurs are going head-to-head in the kitchen and the board room at the 2017 Sysco Washington ProStart

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Local teens face off in premier youth culinary, restaurant management competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Stephanie McManus Communications Advocacy Manager 360-956-7279   Local teens face off in premier youth culinary, restaurant management competition LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Future master chefs and

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Weekly Update: Obama Signs New GMO Food Labeling Law, Restaurants Exempted

President Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill that creating a national standard requiring food manufacturers to disclose foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

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Building Successful Employees for the Hospitality Industry: WRA’s Education Foundation at Work

Hemingway once described heroism as grace under pressure. That is exactly what I saw at this year’s Boyds Coffee ProStart Invitational.

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Serving Our Communities

Writing about how Washington’s hospitality businesses support our communities is a surprisingly difficult assignment. That’s because in the industry that serves, giving back is in everyone’s DNA, and compelling examples abound. So where does one start?

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State of the Industry Forum coming on June 8: Don’t miss it!

The Washington Restaurant Association/Washington Lodging Association State of the Industry Forum is only a few weeks away. Plan now to attend because you won’t want to miss it. We’re putting

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ProStart: A Professional Beginning to a Lifelong Career

I have written many times on the amazing outcomes that ProStart brings to our students, schools and industry. I have also written many times on the value of mentorship. I am writing today about a student’s personal path that leads to ProStart, mentorship and new beginnings.

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Training Youth – ProStart®

What is ProStart®? ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year hospitality program that develops culinary techniques and management skills in high school students. ProStart’s® industry-driven curriculum links classroom learning with hands-on experience

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Mentor Worksites

Through the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation, local hospitality businesses can become directly involved with shaping the face of tomorrow’s industry workforce. Why would you want to be involved? As

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Your One-Stop Shop for Employee Training

It’s easy to let employee training fall by the wayside. Staffing schedules crisscross in a busy hospitality business, and labor costs are high as it is. Yet incorporating outside training courses into your employment practices is well worth the short-term hassle and expense for a whole slew of reasons.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Hospitality industry embraces virtual reality

At this year’s Boyd’s Coffee® ProStart Invitational in February, the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA) brought along a 360-degree camera to capture the action.

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Weekly Update: Congratulations to Faces of Diversity Award winner Taylor Hoang!

Taylor Hoang, owner of Seattle’s Pho Cyclo Café and executive director of the Ethnic Business Coalition, received the 2016 National Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s Faces of Diversity Award this week at a gala dinner in Washington, D.C.