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572 Colorado 133
Carbondale, CO, 81623
United States

YouthEntity High School Program Registration

Registering for a YouthEntity high school program is a two step process:  

1) complete the YouthEntity online registration, ensure that you and your parent/guardian have reviewed all of the necessary forms and submitted them, along with any tuition due. Mail your forms to YouthEntity directly at P.O. Box 1989, Carbondale, CO 81623 or scan and email them to us at 

2) enroll for the class you are interested in with your school's administration.

You will not be officially registered for the course unless you complete both steps. 

Some of the classes fill up quickly so registration is on a first come, first served basis. 


ProStart - Culinary Arts & Business Entrepreneurship


ProStart - Culinary Arts & Business Entrepreneurship

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ProStart® at YouthEntity: Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts – Level One

Grades: 10 (by exception only) 11, 12

Credits: 20 credits per year


Prerequisites: Counselor Approval, YouthEntity Parental Permission Slip and Parent/Student Contract

ProStart at YouthEntity is a food service hospitality management program and a magnet program for
all students in the Roaring Fork School District. ProStart introduces students to a wide variety of
careers in the hospitality industry.  In our program you will build your cooking and business
management skills. In the spring we also compete at the ProStart State Invitational in Denver in both culinary arts and business management. In three years our former students have earned over $900,000 in scholarship offers for post-secondary education and competed twice at nationals. For
four years in a row Sullivan University has named us as one of the Top 50 Hospitality programs for high school students nationally. For more information please call Kirsten at 970.963.4055. ProStart is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation.

Tuition Fee: $100 (includes a chef’s jacket, hat and apron). The total cost of the program is $5,000 per student and is funded by YouthEntity with the exception of the $100 tuition fee. Please see your counselor for more details.

Book Deposit: A $75 book deposit is also due. Your deposit will be refunded to you upon the return of your book in good condition. 

Dates/Times: Mondays and Tuesdays, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Full-year program.

Location: YouthEntity in Carbondale. Students must provide their own transportation. Bus passes provided by YouthEntity.

Instructors: Kirsten Petre McDaniel (MBA), Matt Maier (Culinary Institute of America)       

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Prior to registering for this program, please carefully and thoroughly read the course syllabus here

In addition every student is required to submit a YouthEntity Registration Form, without this form signed by a parent or guardian, students cannot participate in class.