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Michigan ProStart Competition

March 5, 2023 - March 6, 2023


About MRLA Educational Foundation
Supporting Hospitality Careers!

The mission of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation (MRLAEF) is to enhance the hospitality industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement, and promotion of career opportunities. The MRLAEF also prepares high school students for the challenges of a career in restaurants and foodservice through ProStart, a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and the industry. ProStart students learn vital kitchen skills, including food safety and knife cuts, and important management lessons, such as menu development and marketing.​

Michigan Statewide Student Competition 
March 5 & 6, 2023
Blue Water Convention Center, Port Huron
$40 per student

The Statewide Michigan ProStart Competition brings together ProStart students and schools from across the state for two days of showcasing their talents in the hospitality industry! Competition categories include:

  • Culinary
  • Management
  • Nutrition
  • Knife Cuts
  • ServSafe Quiz Bowl
  • Tabletop Design

First Place winners of the Culinary and Management competitions secure their spot at the National ProStart Invitational in Washington D.C.!

Questions? Contact Mallory Schluchter at mschluchter@mrla.org or 517-377-3924


March 5, 2023
March 6, 2023


Blue Water Convention Center
800 Harker St
Port Huron, MI 48049 United States
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