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Coushatta Casino Resort Welcomes Jennings ProStart High School Group

Students Tour Casino’s Restaurants & Kitchens for Real-World Educational Experience

March 3, 2017

KINDER, LA––On Friday, February 17, Coushatta Casino Resort welcomed high school students from the Jennings ProStart Program. These students, interested in the culinary industry, toured the casino’s Bakery, Big Sky Steakhouse, Commissary, Terrace, Gumbeaux’s Oyster & Sports Bar, Cafe Grandé, and Seven Clans Buffet. By observing casino chefs in action, they experienced real-time production and service, both back-of-house and front-of-house. The students also participated in a Q&A about supplies and personnel required to produce food in bulk to service the casino’s eleven restaurants. After their morning tour, the casino provided a complimentary meal for the group in Seven Clans Buffet.

ProStart is a nationwide, two-year program for high school students that develops the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s industry leaders. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-world educational opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime. By bringing industry and the classroom together, ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents and opens doors for fulfilling careers. The curriculum teaches all facets of the restaurant/foodservice industry, inspires students to succeed, and sets a high standard of excellence for students and the industry. ProStart is supported and operated by LRA Education Foundation in partnership with NRA Educational Foundation. With 60 high schools and 2,000+ students, the ProStart program has become a talent pipeline for careers in Louisiana’s world-renowned foodservice industry.

Coushatta Casino Resort is located in Kinder, Louisiana on US Highway 165 (I-10 exit 44) and features over 2,000 slots and more than 65 table games including live poker, plus live bingo and off-track betting. Phone 800-584-7263 for more information or visit the website at