Colorado ProStart Invitational & Sysco Denver Hospitality Cup Competition

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Friday, March 2, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Johnson & Wales University
7150 E Montview Blvd
Denver, CO 80220
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The Annual Colorado ProStart & Sysco Denver Hospitality Cup Competition is a two-day event that showcases more than 250 Colorado ProStart® high schools students demonstrating a mastery of culinary and academic skills. Student competitors are vying for more than $1.5 million in scholarship opportunities from multiple post-secondary institutions. The school that accumulates the highest combined total from both the culinary and hospitality management competitions will take home the coveted traveling "Sysco Denver Hospitality Cup” trophy. 

The winning teams from the state competition will represent Colorado ProStart® at the National ProStart® Invitational event in April. More information contact Mary Mino or 303-830-2972

Members are invited to come cheer on the future leaders of our industry!


1:00-2:15 pm     Welcome - Auditorium
Mary Mino –President, Colorado Restaurant Foundation
Gabriel Castano–Director of Admissions, JWU

Keynote Speakers -Hospitality Career Panel
Moderator -Maureen McNamara-Dynamic Learning Inc.
Aileen Reilly-GM + Proprietor, Beast + Bottle
Cathy Cooney-GM, The Palm
Christopher Clark-Director of F & B, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Stephanie Turner-GM, SSA Denver Zoo
Richard Schneider-Owner, Raquelitas Tortillas
Robert Brothers-Executive Chef, The Palm

2:15 pm Post-Secondary & Industry College & Career Fair–Atrium

3:45 pm -4:30 pm United Healthcare Presentation-Alliah Sheta, Director, Association Partnerships
Culinary & Management Competition Orientation -Auditorium

Team Dinner on your own!

7:15 am -3:00 pm Culinary Competition Begins –Great Hall, Centennial Building

8:15 am –2:15 pm Management Competition Begins –Auditorium

11:00 am -1:00 pm Lunch –Wildcat Center Dining Room

3:00 pm -4:00 pm Pizza Social –Atrium

4:00 –4:30 pm Awards Presentation –Auditorium

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Colorado ProStart Invitational

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Organize By :
Carolyn Livingston

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