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Ohio Team Places Third at National ProStart Invitational 

Congratulations is extended to Polaris Career Center  of Middleburg Heights for capturing third place honors in the culinary division at the recent National ProStart Invitational held last week in Anaheim.  The National ProStart Invitational® is the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts excellence. A total of 89 teams and over 400 students from around the world competed for top honors.   

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, competed in the restaurant management competition at the National ProStart Invitational. This competition challenged management teams to develop a proposal for the next promising restaurant concept and present it to a panel of industry judges. Their presentation was flawless as they proudly represented the state of Ohio.

The top five teams from the culinary and management competitions were awarded generous educational scholarships to help further their careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

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Celebration of the Stars 

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Twenty four of the top Ohio ProStart students received approximately $65,000 in scholarships at the Celebration of the Stars Banquet. First through fifth place teams in both the culinary arts and restaurant management from the Ohio ProStart Invitational held earlier this year were honored as well.

Barbara Hummer from Cuyahoga Valley Career Center was recognized as the 2015 Teacher of Excellence. An award presented annually to a teacher for outstanding contributions to the ProStart program and its students.

Thank you to our program and scholarship donors.  

Event Photos  

Attention: Teachers & Students 

New Online Certificate of Achievement (COA) Process
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Fourteenth Annual Cooks Camp

July 15-18
Presented by Team Cuisine


ORA Education Foundation

 May 2015 
June 18, 2015

Invitational Rules Planning meeting

Columbus Culinary Institute at Bradford School

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