HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE OF OHIO

Our focus as a non-profit is to build, expand, support and train the hospitality community. Ohio’s restaurant, foodservice and hospitality community is our community, and its people are our kind of people. How can we help you?

We set the table for success within the communities we serve.

Workforce solutions empowering people, strengthening businesses, and expanding our hospitality community.

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Hospitality Reserve

An industry rich in opportunity

The hospitality industry is a driving force in Ohio’s economy as the second largest private sector employer with over 500,000 employees. One in every ten individuals in the U.S. works in the hospitality industry.
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Hospitality Community
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My co-workers are my chosen family and they’ve always been there for me. I’ve never worked in another industry that is more inclusive, creative, resourceful or makes me feel more excited.

MEL

Hospitality Employee

I love people. I’ve been in this industry for 20 years. I’ve tried other jobs like factory & office work, but I was miserable. They say if you do what you love, then you’ll never work a day in your life; serving is that for me.

BEN

Server

Ohio ProStart taught me vital leadership skills that I will use in the real world. Also, ProStart helped me create a plan for my future as well as accomplished my first goal to find a career that I love.

Lauren

ProStart Student

ORAEF Vision Statement

We ignite passion by welcoming Ohio’s workforce into the Hospitality Community where they can discover a place to develop their skills and connect to enriching careers that can transform lives.

ORAEF Mission Statement

We build, expand, support and train Ohio’s hospitality workforce by connecting to opportunities and resources that empower to

 build successful careers.