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As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, several statewide directives have been given that have caused K-12 schools to close. The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation program has canceled the Michigan ProStart Competition that was slated to be hosted in Lansing on March 16-17, 2020.

We are saddened to have to cancel this event as nothing can replace the in-person networking, bonding, and feeling of community the competition provides. We recognize the endless hard work that students and their educators have put into preparing all year for this competition and applaud you for your work.

If you are a competing school and have any questions, please contact Amanda Smith, Executive Director of MRLAEF, at 517-377-3927 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2020 ProStart Competition Program
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Competition Rules

Competition Forms

Hotel Online Reservation Instructions

Phone Reservation Instructions

  • Call 1-800-333-3333
  • Reference the MRLA Pro Start to get the block rate

Schedule of Events





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