Invitational History

History of the Ohio ProStart® Invitational

The first Ohio ProStart®​ Invitational competition was held in 2003. The Invitational has evolved over the years and the rules are reviewed annually to keep current with ever-changing industry dynamics for excellence.

The Invitational is divided into two competitions: culinary skills/techniques, and restaurant management. The culinary competition requires student teams to prepare a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only butane burners with no access to running water or electricity. The management competition requires students to develop a business proposal for an original restaurant concept and present to a panel of industry experts.

Listed below are winners from previous years.

Culinary

2017 - Polaris Career Center

2016 - Polaris Career Center

2015 - Polaris Career Center

2014 - Polaris Career Center

2013 - Polaris Career Center

2012- Polaris Career Center

2011 - Polaris Career Center

2010 - Polaris Career Center

2009 - Lorain Country JVS

2008 - Lorain Country JVS

2007 - Lorain County JVS

2006 - Lorain Country JVS

2005 - Lorain Country JVS

2004 - Lorain County JVS

2003 - Lorain Country JVS

Restaurant Management

2017 - Penta Career Center

2016 - Penta Career Center

2015 - Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

2014 - Polaris Career Cenrer

2013 - C-Tec

2012- Polaris Career Center

2011 - Tolles Career & Technical Center

2010 - Lorain County JVS

2009 - Lorain Country JVS

2008 - Polaris Career Center

2007 - Lorain County JVS

2006 - Lorain Country JVS

2005 - Lorain Country JVS

2004 - Lorain County JVS

2003 - Lorain Country JVS

Past ProStart Invitationals