First-Time Lubbock ISD Teams Compete in ProStart Contest
Two culinary teams from the Byron Martin ATC are the first participants from Lubbock ISD to ever compete in the ProStart competition, hosted at Collin Community College in Frisco earlier in February. More than 20 schools competed in the regional competition for a chance to go to state and then on to nationals. Unfortunately, the teams did not place but they had a lot of fun and gained valuable experience.
The first team competed in the restaurant management category, where five students were tasked with developing a conceptual restaurant in a fictional town, which included a floor plan and layout, menu, menu pricing, marketing tactics and a SWOT analysis. The second team competed in the culinary competition, where five students were responsible for developing and pricing a three-course meal and then cooking it twice within one hour using two small butane camping stoves.
Back row, L to R: Katherine Pigg, Zeke McGinnis, Brenden Smires, Roger Lightner, Stephanie Easter, Richard Trujillo and Lubbock ISD Culinary Instructor David Gooch; front row, L to R: Julie Ramos, Kenzie Flores, Hailey Arcos, Kayla Garrett, Giovanni Romero and Ashley Garza.