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Use our Career Path to fire up your future in the restaurant industry.

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Guy Fieri and Carla Hall talk ProStart, just in time for state competitions.

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Advance your career with education, training and certifications.


Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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Come join the first-ever apprenticeship program developed specifically for restaurant, food service, and hospitality.

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Whether you want to get ServSafe certified or become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator, we have you covered.

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NRAEF launched the first-ever apprenticeship program specifically for the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industries.

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Registration is now open for the National ProStart Invitational.

The National ProStart Invitational® (NPSI) is the country’s premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts.

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80 Students Team Up on Super Bowl Eve with Famous Chefs and NFL Hall of Famers at Taste of the NFL


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The Coca-Cola Company is committed to the future of the restaurant industry

Coca-Cola pledges a record-breaking $1.5 million to help the NRAEF attract, empower, and advance the industry’s workforce.

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The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s mission is to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.

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