Open to students in the Culinary, Pastry Arts and Hospitality Management program, Culinary Club members learn and practice skills used in competition. Each year, returning seniors may test for a place on TCD's ProStart Culinary and Management teams, which compete in the fall at the state level (www.prostart.restaurant.org). Other competitions through the year are open to all culinary students and include the College of DuPage Recipe Scholarship Competition in the spring. The club meets during after school hours to plan and attend activities they relate to foodservice. The concept is to learn through the experiences of cooking and eating, as well as visiting operations such as culinary schools, markets, and restaurants. Students pay their own expenses.