Events

Iowa ProStart Invitational

ProStart student teams from across Iowa demonstrate their business acumen and culinary skill to industry professional judges at the Iowa ProStart Invitational. Winning teams earn scholarships, honors and the opportunity to compete against the very best teams from other states at the National ProStart Invitational.

February

Culinary Affair

7 Courses. 7 Chefs. 7 Wines. An evening of culinary artistry translated through the creativity of Central Iowa’s most accomplished chefs. Enjoy a lavish seven-course gourmet wine dinner prepared by seven of central Iowa’s top chefs in one of Des Moines’ most elegant locations.

April

Iowa Hospitality Convention & Expo

The Iowa Hospitality Expo is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together a diverse group of food and beverage operators and suppliers to Look, Learn and Celebrate all the Iowa’s hospitality industry has to offer! Network with foodservice professionals from across the state and walk away with the latest innovations.

November

Pop Up Culinary Affair

Join us for this gourmet wine dinner presented by 7 of Eastern Iowa’s Top Chefs. All 7 courses will be specially paired with fine wine courtesy of Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits. Proceeds benefit the Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation and Iowa ProStart Program.

June

Benefit Luncheon at Isle Bettendorf

Join us for an exquisite benefit luncheon prepared by Eastern Iowa’s top chefs and culinary arts students from area high schools. Celebrate with us while supporting future talent in Iowa’s Restaurant and Hospitality Industry

November

Andres ProStart Fundraiser

Celebrate with us while supporting future talent in Iowa’s restaurant & hospitality industry through ProStart. Your evening includes dinner & dessert made by ProStart students from reigning Iowa ProStart Invitational Culinary Champions, Waterloo West High School, drinks and live music. Students will showcase their culinary skills in live action cooking stations.

September