Ramon Cabrera and Jaemima Borgella make up the dynamic Culinary Arts team from Lake Worth High (School District of Palm Beach County) that recently placed top five again this year after their outstanding competitive performance against 54 high schools across the State of Florida at the “14th Annual ProStart Culinary Team Competitions” on March 5, 2014 at the Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
The ProStart competition attracts participants from all over Florida, and the teams traditionally consist of teams with four members; accomplishing this level of excellence with two Culinary Arts students is a commendable achievement. This is the second time Lake Worth High’s Culinary Academy has participated in the competition and currently ranks top five in the ProStart High School program of Florida.
The Florida Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (FRLAEF) is responsible for the oversight of the ProStart School-to-Career Program on the state level. The curriculum was designed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to teach, test, and award industry-recognized certificates to students meeting high academic standards in hospitality education. The ProStart program was developed to increase the quality and employability of today’s high school graduates by providing them with training related to important job skills as well as opportunities for careers and higher education.
The ProStart program introduces high school students to careers in foodservice and teaches the basic skills and knowledge they need for success in the industry. This is accomplished through on-the-job training and experience, coupled with a dynamic and comprehensive curriculum.
Florida’s tourism industry demands topnotch skilled individuals in the hospitality trades. Programs with curriculum designs to meet the future challenges of a global society will help Florida to retain its status as the “Sunshine State”, but furthermore will establish it as the “Sunshine Capital of the World”.
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(Photo top left: Ramon Cabrera and Jaemima Borgella)
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, Mar. 2014