It's time for the 47th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival in Rio Grande, Ohio on October 13-15. The Festival offers a wide range of entertainment, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, farm contests, food to please, children's activities and demonstrations. Click here for additional event details. Show your support and plan to attend as Ohio ProStart is one of charity benefactors for this event.
Industry representatives hit the links to support Ohio ProStart as 13 foursomes enjoyed a round of golf at the inaugural Outing held on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina.
The weather was picture-perfect and may have helped to keep the scores low.
The top three foursomes were: 1st place - Lyn-Way Restaurants - 17 under par 2nd place - Rusty Bucket II 3rd place - Aramark
Thank you to all of our foursomes and sponsors as we greatly appreciate your support. Hope you can join us next year.
Proximity Hole Sponsors United Healthcare White Castle System, Inc.
Silver Sponsor Sysco
Bronze Sponsors CLB Restaurants Ecolab Morgan Services Premier ProduceOne Stark and Associates United Concessions The Wasserstrom Company
Lunch Sponsor Bob Evans Prize Donors Nautica Queen Nuevo Modern Mexican Tequila Bar Rooster’s
Lancaster High School Team Places First
Student teams 30 minutes to cook and prepare their best burger creation on butane burners without the use of water or electricity atthe first event ProStart Capital City Burger Battle at the Ohio State Fair. Ohio High Point Career Center, Ponitz Career and Technology Center, and Lancaster High School all had multiple student teams compete. The third place burger, West Coast Burger included kale, sliced mushrooms, barbeque sauce, avocado slices and Provolone cheese was prepared by Jake Glenaman. The Island Burger placed second and included smoked cheddar cheese, spam, and lettuce on a Challah bun prepared by Thomas Anders and Rebekah Steelman. The winning burger, the Hawaiian Burger took top honors with its combination of pineapple slices, teriyaki sauce, red onion, Provolone cheese as well as secret ingredient for added flavor on a Challah bun prepared by Hannah Glenn and Morgan Philbrick. Thank you to the Ohio Beef Council for sponsoring this event.
Photos from top three team burgers from the competition:
ORAEF Office Moves to New Location
Effective Monday, July 10, ORAEF has a new address: 100 E. Campus View Blvd., Ste. 150, Columbus, OH 43235-4636. The phone number remains the same 614.246.0220 as does the fax number 614 442 3550.
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!
$50,000 in Ohio ProStart Scholarships awarded
Twenty four fortunate and talented ProStart graduating seniors received $50,000 in scholarships awards at this year's Celebration of the Stars banquet. Thank you to our many generous scholarship donors as we greatly appreciate your continued support.
Shop to support Ohio ProStart
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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