Sinema Meets with Students from Glendale’s Apollo High School

May 10, 2023

Arizona students competed in National ProStart Invitational – the nation’s premier secondary school competition on restaurant management and culinary arts

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema hosted Arizona students participating in the National ProStart Invitational – the nation’s top secondary school competition on restaurant management and culinary arts – to discuss their experience and future careers in the culinary industry.
“Arizona is known for our delicious food and culture. I’m proud these Arizona students are keeping our culinary tradition strong and becoming the future leaders of Arizona’s restaurant industry,” said Sinema.
Throughout her career Sinema has stood up for Arizona’s restaurant and culinary industry – ensuring restaurants can keep their doors open, provide food for the community, and support hardworking Arizonans with strong careers.
During the height of the pandemic, Sinema worked with Republican Senator Roger Wicker (Miss.) to pass a $28.6 billion Restaurant Rescue Plan to help small and independent restaurants survive the uncertainty. 
Last month, the Senator introduced the bipartisan American Investment in Manufacturing Act – legislation allowing small businesses to deduct interest expenses and reduce their federal tax burden, cutting harmful costs for Arizona small businesses, including restaurants.
The National ProStart Invitational is the country’s premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Annually, nearly 400 student competitors put their skills to the test in front of industry leaders, National Restaurant Association Education Foundation Trustees, state restaurant associations, and family and friends – all with hopes of earning scholarships from the nation’s best culinary and restaurant management programs.