The Black Diamond Pub

Mountain Club on Loon Hosts NAR ProStart® Student Competition



CULINARY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COMPETITION – Culinary students from several New Hampshire Career & Tech Centers participated in a day-long competition at the Mountain Club on Loon, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart® Program.  On-hand for the event were (L-R): Jeffrey O. McIver, CHE, President and General Manager of the Mountain Club; Matt Holland, CEC, CEPC,  Mountain Club Director of Food and Beverage; Mike Somers, President and CEO, New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association (NHLRA); and Megan Robinson, of, representing The Great NH Restaurants’ Charitable Trust.   


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Culinary students from Pinkerton Academy in Derry; Mt. Washington Valley Career & Tech Center in Conway; Portsmouth High School Career Technical Center; and Somersworth Career and Tech Center competed at the Mountain Club on Loon on Saturday, March 7 in a day-long event sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The ProStart® program is a two-year high school curriculum that combines classroom study and real-life experience. It aims to develop the best and brightest talent into restaurant and foodservice industry leaders. More than 90,000 students from 1,700 high schools participate.  Judges from the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF-NH) oversaw the competition, with the Mountain Club’s Director of Food and Beverage, Matt Holland, CEC, CEPC, serving as host.  


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Treat yourself to a delicious balance of traditional New England dishes and contemporary ski lodge fare at the warm, inviting and family friendly Black Diamond Pub, The Official Pub of the New Hampshire Highland Games. We procure only finest in local and regional ingredients from all over New England and the Northeast. Great soups, salads, entrees and house made desserts. Ask about our customer loyalty rewards card and our gift cards. Enjoy a signature cocktail or frozen drink by the pool or our slope side patio. We also offer a vast selection of local and regional craft beers and a selection of Small Batch Bourbons and Single Malt Scotches to please all palates. Our professional service staff and award winning culinary team are sure to impress diners of all ages and discerning tastes.


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