ProStart Regional Coordinator, Pam Mock will be honored as Chef of the Year by the America Culinary Federation (ACF) Akron-Canton Cooks and Chefs Associations on October 16. The event will be held at the Brookside Country Club and the Silent Auction and Hors D'oeuvres begin at 5:45 p.m. Read More.
ProStart School celebrates 45 years
Ohio ProStart school, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center will celebrate 45 years of building careers in the community on October 1. Congrats and hope you have many more successful years.
Upcoming ProStart Events
The 15th Annual ProStart Invitationalwill be held on Feb. 18 & 19. New student event debuts - Burger Battle sponsored by the Ohio Beef Council.
Mark your calendar for March 15 - ProStart Career Exploration held at Sysco Cleveland. Industry professionals from the foodservice, health care and hotel and lodging industries will be in attendance to discuss the various career opportunities ProStart students can pursue once they complete the ProStart program. Representatives from area HR departments will provide successful interview tips and the students in attendance will participate in speed mock interviews.
Roy & Monica Getz ProStart Alumni Scholarship Announced
The Roy and Monica Getz Scholarship will be awarded annually to students who have successfully graduated from Ohio ProStart’s two year culinary program and wish to continue their education in a foodservice industry related career beginning in 2017. Read entire article.
Polaris Career Center takes home First Place
Earlier this year, our Ohio ProStart team from Polaris Career Center captured top honors in the culinary division of the National ProStart Invitational. We're so proud of all of the students who competed. Congratulations to Penta Career Center for making it to nationals in the management portion!
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.