Monthly Archives: March 2017

ProStart feeds N.J. restaurant industry’s diminishing workforce

By Marilou Halvorsen, president, NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association Nearly a decade after it began, ProStart is precisely what it sounds like: a career and technical education program focusing on ingraining culinary arts and restaurant management fundamentals in high school students. The program, which grew to reach nearly 140,000 students nationwide in 2016, graduates students… Read more »

Chef Scott Engle of Mercer County Technical Schools Named 2017 Educator of the Year

TRENTON, NJ – Chef Scott Engle of Mercer County Technical Schools was selected as the New Jersey Educational Foundation’s 2017 “Educator of the Year”. The 20-year teaching veteran with great dedication and creativity in teaching the ProStart curriculum, will represent the Garden State at the National Educational Excellence Awards in Chicago this May. Chef Engle… Read more »

Vendor Spotlight: Priority Payments Local

As of January 2017, Priority Payments Local has joined the NJRHA as an Allied Vendor. As part of this relationship, Priority is offering members up to 30 percent savings on their card processing, 0 percent POS conversion cost, and access to exclusive business capital (borrow up to 1 million dollars). To learn more about this… Read more »