A new opportunity for Ohio ProStart students debuts at this year’s Ohio State Fair on Sunday, July 30 – ProStart Capital City Burger Battle to showcase our students’ talents as they will prepare three of the same burgers, one for presentation and two for tasting in 60 minutes or less on butane burgers with no access to running water or electricity.
Thank you to those who have volunteered as we have secured our panel of talented industry judges. The Burger competition begins at noon and continues through 2:30 p.m. when the top student team will be announced and be presented the coveted golden burger trophy. Thank you to our partner, The Ohio Beef Council.
If at the Ohio State Fair on July 30, please stop by to see which team of students will prepare the best burger in Ohio. Look for us by the Taste of Ohio pavilion and just in front of the giant yellow slide.
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.
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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
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.