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.
Roy is Immediate Past Chairman of the Ohio Restaurant Association and Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation. He served as Chairman from 2014-2016,
Getz’s journey into the industry started in the unglamorous role of busboy at Bob Evans so he could earn money to attend college. Little did he know that this would be the start of a long and very rewarding career.
Serving in various capacities with increasing responsibilities, he quickly rose through the restaurant ranks at Bob Evans. Although after spending 18 years with the same company, he was lured away for a chance to repair a national legacy brand at Denny’s. Longing to return to Ohio, Getz accepted the Chief Marketing position when approached by Damon’s.
His strong entrepreneurial spirit then led him to a new start-up venture which presented an opportunity just too good to resist. Getz, along with his business partners, introduced the Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers concept to the Ohio restaurant market. Then fate presented a tempting offer to return full circle to the place responsible for launching his career, and Getz enthusiastically accepted the role of Vice President/Head Coach for Bob Evans.
One of Getz’s greatest strengths is instilling in people that they truly make a difference. His definition of success is if others around him succeed by reaching operational excellence and achieving results beyond their potential. Getz’s accomplishments are many but one that continually created successful recipes repeatedly for him over the years included building successful teams that produce exceptional results as well as serve as an inspiration to others.
In addition to successfully inspiring others’ career, he welcomed the opportunity to give back to the industry. He eagerly jumped at the chance to join the ORA/EF Board of Directors in 2011 and served in various leadership roles and recently completed his two-year term as Chairman of the Board in July of 2016.
His passion for the industry continued to grow and became stronger as he dedicated himself to mentoring industries’ future leaders for success. All the time, with his wife, Monica by his side. Her engaging personality, smile and warmth is contagious to those around her. Her passion is people as she spends time volunteering focusing on the needs of others. Both cherish their time spent with family and friends.
Polaris Career Center takes home first place
Sunday night in Grapevine, Texas, our Ohio ProStart team from Polaris Career Center won first place in the culinary division of the National ProStart Invitational. We're so proud of all of the students who competed. Congrats 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.
First, register with www.smile.amazon.com and select Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation. You will receive a confirmation email that Amazon will make a donation as a result of your purchase. To support the ORAEF, you will need to shop atwww.smile.amazon.com. and not the amazon.com website.
You can also register your Kroger Plus card at www.Kroger.comand select #21287 for our program and a portion of the proceeds will go to ORAEF.
Ohio ProStart® has launched an ONLINE CAREER FAIR. This is a pilot program 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.