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ProStart alums aid tornado relief

Former ProStart students are putting their culinary skills to work this week to help tornado-relief efforts.

Chef Mike Chrostowski, graduates of Olathe (Kansas) Public Schools and Kansas City-area chefs are preparing and serving hot meals in Moore, Okla.

The team of 12 is setting up shop at a Harley-Davidson dealership one block from the worst of the devastation. Thanks to $8,000 of donated food, the team is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. At night, the group will camp in one of Chrostowski’s friend’s back yard.

“It’s a bunch of hard work, but it’s definitely rewarding,” Chrostowski says.

 In addition to the donated food, the team also is distributing 30 cases of playing cards from a Kansas City-area casino.

“Our goal is to take people’s minds’ off what they’ve been through,” he says.

Chrostowski, who led eight culinary teams to the National ProStart Invitational, organized a similar trip a few years ago after a devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo. Joplin is only two hours from Olathe, so ProStart students, their families and chefs drove home each night.

Moore is a six-and-a-half-hour drive, so Chrostowski could only bring former students, not current students on this trip. The former students attend college in the area or are home on break, Chostowski says. Among them: Kylie Michaels, who was on the winning culinary team in the 2012 National ProStart Invitational.

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