Polaris Career Center Wins Back-to-Back National ProStart Invitational Culinary Championships
Polaris Career Center's culinary team captured top honors for the second consecutive year at the recent National ProStart Invitational in Charleston, South Carolina. They competed against 48 other teams and emerged victorious with their appetizer of seared Foie Gras, entree of Ohio lamb loin topped off with a salted caramel Gainduja mousse for dessert.
Penta Career Center competed in the management portion of the competition and placed in the top ten with their Sprouts start up restaurant concept. View video from the competition and the Ohio teams that competed. Click here to check out the top five management and culinary teams from the National competition.
We are so very proud of our students and their educators on their recent accomplishments. Congratulations!
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Recently, two draft chapters of the soon to be released Foundations textbooks are available through Connect. Check it out.
The textbooks have an anticipated mid July date. More details to follow.
Celebration of the Stars - May 8
Twenty-five ProStart students received $50,000 in scholarship awards at the annual banquet. The first ever alumni scholarship was awarded. The top five teams from the ProStart Invitational were recognized for their achievements.
Thank you to our generous scholarship donors and congratulations to our scholarship recipients. Thank you to the Delaware County Career Center and Lancaster High School ProStart students who assisted with the banquet.
Results of the15th Annual ProStart Invitational & Burger Battle
A total of 35 culinary, restaurant management and Burger Battle teams competing for top honors as well as a total of 60 talented and very experienced industry judges.
Polaris Career Center placed first in the culinary competition for a record eighth consecutive year. Penta Career Center repeated top honors in the management competition and the team from Jane Addams Business Careers Center won the first annual Burger Battle for their Ohio Beef Burger creation.
Both Polaris and Penta will go on to represent Ohio ProStart at the National ProStart Invitational in Charleston, South Carolina in April. The top teams in all competitions won scholarship dollars and in some cases, cash prizes. More results, click here.
Ohio ProStart®earns ODE credential
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) listed Ohio ProStart on the Industry-recognized Credential List. The credential list is used for school and district report cards. Industry-recognized credentials can also be used to qualify students in the class of 2018 and beyond for high school graduation. View the ODE list here.
Shop and support ProStart®
When you shop at Amazon.com and Kroger you can help support Ohio ProStart.
Ohio ProStart® has launched, ProStart Job Board. This program is designed to offer ProStart students access to various careers in the foodservice industry or a summer job before continuing their education. Employers are encouraged to submit job openings online at no cost.
ProStart® National Certificate of Achievement (COA) credential
Earning the ProStart credential means that this candidate had demonstrated a strong foundation in the basic management and culinary skills considered critical by industry leaders. In addition to passing two important exams offered by the National Restaurant Association, this candidate has completed at least 400 hours of work in the industry and is well-qualified to begin their career.