CPS Employee, Dave Majeski, to Judge at Ohio ProStart® Invitational

Posted February 11, 2016 by CPS
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CPS is honored to be sending one of our Columbus employees, Dave Majeski, to act as a Judge for the 2016 Gordon Food Service Ohio ProStart® Invitational taking place this weekend. The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 13-14, at the Crowne Plaza North, 6500 Doubletree Ave. in Columbus, running from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily. The event will conclude with the awards ceremony taking place on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.


The Ohio ProStart® Invitational takes place once a year, allowing high school students from across the state to demonstrate their restaurant management knowledge and culinary skills gained from participating in the Ohio ProStart® Program. Twenty-five teams of high school juniors and seniors will be competing for a chance to win a variety of scholarships that will help further their culinary and restaurant management education.


Dave Majeski, Key Accounts Manager at CPS and a Columbus, Ohio native has been working in food service in one form or another for over 12 years. Through his time of managing sports concessions and local restaurants, Dave has established the knowledge it takes to successfully judge the management portion of the competition. His role as a Judge will be in examining the students menus and price margins; ensuring that they are set up for success if this were a real, operating restaurant.


When asked why he chose to get involved in the event, Dave answered stating:


Dave Majeski, Key Accounts Manager“I regularly work with youth because I believe in helping the next generation as much as possible. So when I heard that CPS was providing a scholarship for this event, it seemed like a no-brainer to get involved. I can help these kids get where they want to go. I was in their shoes at one time so I know what it’s like”.


CPS has committed to award one deserving participant with the ‘William Hetzler Scholarship’ in the amount of $1,ooo at the end of the school year this May. The winner of this scholarship must demonstrate the same values that CPS holds as their own: integrity, team work, work ethic, creativity, caring, and zeal for personal growth. While only one student can win the scholarship, CPS wishes all the participants good luck and hopes that they will continue in their passion for food service.


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