ProStart competition chefs

Van Eerden sponsors the 2017 ProStart Competition

Last week, Van Eerden proudly sponsored the ProStart competition. Held in Frankenmuth, Michigan, the show gave young chefs a chance at scholarship prizes, while improving their culinary skills. The competition takes place over a two-day span with $1 million worth of scholarship money. Over 20 schools from around the state compete against each other. Preparation for the big competition begins months in advance. Put on by the Michigan Restaurant Association, top chefs judge the students and aim to help improve their skills and more. Winners get the chance to compete at nationals in Charleston, South Carolina. To learn more about ProStart, as well as knowing who moves on to compete in nationals, visit