Ohio ProStart

Mac & Cheese Competition & Career Development Event

Location: Nestle Professional

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Time: 9 am - 1:00 pm

Student team compete for top honors on who has the most creative Mac & Cheese entree.


Ohio ProStart

Ohio ProStart Invitational presented by Gordon Food Service

Location: Wigwam Event Center

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Culinary & management team competition for top honors with the opportunity to represent Ohio at the National Ohio ProStart Invitational.

Industry engagement opportunities include competition judges, food and financial donors, and student competition awards.


Ohio ProStart

Creative Cakes Competition & Career Development

Delaware County Fairgrounds

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

9 am - 1:00 pm (tentative)

Student teams use their creative skills to create a themed inspired cake. Open to all Ohio culinary and hospitality career technical students.


Ohio ProStart

Celebration of the Stars Scholarship Awards & Top Teams Luncheon

Wedgewood Country Club

Monday, May 6, 2024

11:00 - 1:30 pm (tentative)

Donors present scholarship awards to ProStart seniors pursuing post-secondary education. Ohio ProStart Teacher of Excellence is honored, and Top Invitational Teams recognized for their achievements.

Registration link coming soon.

Hospitality Institute of Ohio

Talent Engagement Committee Meeting (virtual)

Date: Monday, May 13, 2024

Time: 9 am - 10:00 am

The committee assists with the initiatives to build, expand, support and train

the hospitality community. To learn more, contact