Sep 22, 2010 12:20 AM by Dr. Anya Winslow

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On Tuesday, The Broadmoor Hotel hosted a dining extravaganza...all in the name of aspiring chefs.

Local residents purchased tickets for the fifth annual "Taste of The Broadmoor" benefit dinner, which featured dishes made by the hotel's start-studded culinary team.

One hundred percent of the proceeds benefited local chefs and Colorado high school students.

"We started the event to showcase the ProStart high school hospitality program in Colorado, in conjunction with The Broadmoor Apprenticeship Program, to raise awareness of the programs in Colorado," says The Broadmoor's Director of Food and Beverage Craig Reed.

Amanda Sinclair, a graduate of both programs, says, "If it wasn't for ProStart, I wouldn't be even thinking of the apprenticeship, but now I have the apprenticeship, I can think past, you know, the hotels and stuff, and maybe into my future and build my own hotel or something like that."

ProStart is a nationwide two-year hospitality program for high school juniors and seniors.  There are thirty participating high schools in Colorado, five in Southern Colorado.  Many students who complete the program continue their culinary education and enter the The Broadmoor's three-year apprenticeship program.

To learn more about ProStart click here.


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