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Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences
Special Edition Newsletter
November 15: Career Development Event Registration opens
December 8: Hospitality and Tourism CDE Office Hours
December 15: Career Development Event Registration Deadline
Dates and Locations
February 25: Culinary CDEs, Columbus State Community College
February 25: Culinary CDEs, Cuyahoga Community College
March 4: Region 1 CDEs, Penta Career Center
March 11: Culinary CDEs, Stark State Community College
March 11: Region 3 CDEs, Eastland Career Center
March 18: Region 2 CDEs, Coshocton County Career Center
March 18: Region 4 CDEs, Butler Tech D Russel Lee
Career Development Events Registration and Fees
- Career Development Events $85 per event
- Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts $115 per entry
- Registration cannot take place if affiliation has not been paid - pending affiliation does not constitute paid membership
- All registration invoices are final
- No refunds will be issued for canceled or no-show competitive events
2022-2023 Culinary Chapter Competition Locations
Event Level Descriptions
Level 1: Chapter members through grade 8
Level 2: Chapter members grades 9-10
Level 3: Chapter members 11-12
Individual events evaluate one member’s performance. Team events evaluate several participants’ or a chapter’s performance as one entry. Team events may have one, two, or three participants from the same chapter, except for Parliamentary Procedure, which may have four to eight participants from the same chapter.
- A team composed of members of mixed grade levels (through grade 12) must enter at the level of the highest participant member’s grade level
- Team events with only Level 2 (grades 9-10) or Level 3 (grades 11-12) may not include members through grade 8
- Team events with only Level 3 (grades 11-12) may not include members through grade 10
- Hospitality and Tourism chapters may register two members per chapter in the following events: Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts, Garde Manger, and Product Development
- Education and Training and Hospitality and Tourism members can compete in one individual and one team Ohio event in addition to the above description
Career Development Events Guidelines
The Ohio Events can be found in the FCCLA Portal under the Resource Tab - Left hand side Resource Type dropdown to State Resources to find
- 2022-2023 Education and Training
- 2022-2023 Hospitality and Tourism
- 2022-2023 National Career Development Events by Event
Baking and Pastry and Culinary Arts menu have been posted in the FCCLA Portal.
The Competitive Events Guidelines is available in the FCCLA Portal.
Important CDE Information
The Ohio FCCLA Board of Directors adopted a revised mandatory Dress Code in September 2022 for State Leadership Conference, Regional and State Career Development Events. Please review the policy prior to attending to ensure you and your students do not miss out on any sessions.
FCCLA Official Dress:
- FCCLA red blazer
- Professional white or black shirt
- Neckwear options can include the neckwear from the official emblematic supplier, black or red tie, black or red bow tie, single strand of pearls, red, black, and/or white scarf, or no neckwear
- Black bottoms (slacks, skirt, sheath dress)
- Shoes (black preferred)
- Jeans, t‐shirts, athletic wear are NOT acceptable
Regional Chef Attire:
- Chef Coat (any color, no distinguishing logos, school name or student name)
- Chef Apron
- Chef Hat
- Industry pants or commercial uniform
- Closed-toe, low heel kitchen shoes with non-slip soles
Subject Matter Experts
Chapter advisers serve an important role as Subject Matter Experts in curriculum, Career-Technical Education and FCCLA to educate both members and other adult volunteers. Without chapter advisers serving as event volunteers, evaluation teams may lack critical context and subject matter information that could negatively impact final scoring. All Subject Matter Experts serving in a volunteer role will receive documentation of the hours devoted to competitive events.
The Office of Career-Technical Education and State FCCLA Office have the expectation that advisers will help facilitate these competitions in the role of Subject Matter Experts at the regional, state, and national levels. In addition, the expectation that all advisers will demonstrate professionalism while working with other advisers, volunteers, and state staff during the evaluation of members' projects to provide a positive competitive event atmosphere.