Nebraska Restaurant Association to Host Fundraising Event for National Competition

The Nebraska Restaurant Association’s ( Hospitality Education Foundation will host the first annual “Future Culinary ProStars of Nebraska” on January 12 from 4-6 p.m. at the Timber Wood Fire Bistro, 8702 Pacific St. in Omaha. This is a new fundraising event for ProStart, a two-year culinary and hospitality management education program offered in 24 high schools across Nebraska.

This is a fun and interactive event through which ProStart student teams will be paired with celebrated local chefs to prepare and serve small plate tastings. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample the dishes, network with industry professionals and meet rising Culinary ProStars of the future. Poultry, beef, seafood, pork, and vegetarian small plates will be served for all to enjoy. Evening activities will include a silent auction, gift card pulls, Artesian Christopher Elbow Chocolates, cash bar, and more! Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door.

Money raised at “Future Culinary ProStars of Nebraska” supports the mission of the Nebraska Restaurant Association to represent, educate, and promote the hospitality industry across the state. The proceeds from the “Future Culinary ProStars of Nebraska” small plate tasting fundraiser will help defray travel, preparation, and participation expenses for Nebraska teams that will compete in the 2020 National ProStart Invitational on May 8-10 in Washington, D.C. The Nebraska Restaurant Association hopes to establish Nebraska as “the food state” at the competition. Learn more at

The Nebraska Restaurant Association acts as the principal advocate for Nebraska’s hospitality industry and promotes the qualities of strength, unity, and excellence in and of its membership. The association is dedicated to serving Nebraska’s restaurant and retail beverage industries by providing comprehensive industry education, proactive representation, aggressive industry promotion, and the highest quality member benefits. (Find them on Facebook: