ProStart Cooking and Nutrition Classes at Island Girl Power

ProStart Cooking and Nutrition Classes at Island Girl Power

If you are a ProStart student at any of the the designated high schools, you have an opportunity to earn service learning hours by applying the skills you are acquiring in this program. You will teach a cooking and nutrition class at the Island Girl Power Clubhouse. 

IGP has a partnership with ProStart to enhance the skills of students in ProStart in a real-life situation in the community. By participating in this project, you will also give young IGP members a positive role model and a connection to higher education through the GCC Culinary Arts program.

ProStart is a nationally recognized program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation  (NRAEF). It is based on the study of food preparation, customer service, and food service management.  The program design prepares students for careers in food service and the restaurant industry. It develops students workplace "soft skills" that employers looks for in a food service employee

Preparation Instruction:
Fill out IGP volunteer form. 
Take a tour of the IGP facility.
Contact Eileen Castro, IGP Clubhouse Manager, to schedule your class and agree on a menu and ingredients. 
Plan your class, keeping in mind the skils you are learning in ProStart.

Activity Instruction:
Sign in when you come in to IGP on the day of your lesson (and out when you leave).
Conduct your class, keeping in mind the skills and techniques yu have been learning in ProStart.

Reflection Instruction:
In order to earn service learning hours, a reflection needs to be turned into a teacher who can input the hours into Power School. You need to address: What did you do? What did you learn? How was this an example of public service? 

Learning Standards/Objectives:

By participating in this service learning project. ProStart students will be practicing skills that will help them to achieve their Student Learning Outcomes for the program, which are: 

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Write standardized recipes in order, calculate the cost of ingredients and determine sales price.
  2. Demonstrate food production principles with appropriate tools and equipment utilizing proper food preparation techniques.
  3. Apply safety and sanitation principles and procedures, as well as, personal hygiene in food production.
  4. Practice professionalism and work ethics necessary for a successful career in food service.
  5. Demonstrate menu planning skills and technique.


  Name: Juanita Blaz
 Phone: 9891604
Organization/Agency/Business Name: Island Girl Power

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