Your Future In Restaurants Starts HereWe are dedicated to changing lives and uplifting communities
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation empowers people from all backgrounds with the training and education they need to secure a better future. We do this through the vast opportunities offered in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.
ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that reaches approximately 145,000 students in nearly 1,800 high schools across all 50 states, Guam, and the District of Columbia.
Educators of Excellence Awards
ProStart honored the best of the best at our annual event on July 12th in Dallas.
Each year, we award more than $1.2 million in scholarships to hundreds of individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.
Hospitality Opportunities For People (Re)Entering Society helps put justice-involved individuals on a path to employment and independence.
Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance
An affiliate of NRAEF, MFHA provides tailored solutions and guidance that draw from a broad range of best practices, research, DEI partnerships, and expertise in current and emerging social issues.
Latest Blog Posts
A documentary that tells the inspiring story of the 2023 ProStart® teams and educator from Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven, CT as they work toward the ProStart competitions.
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and Alaska Job Corps Pilot Restaurant and Hospitality Technical Training
Training to be used at Job Corps centers across the country to attract and retain restaurant workers
Gerry A. Fernandez, Founder and President Of The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance To Step Down After 27 Years
MFHA announced that President and Founder Gerry A. Fernandez will retire effective December 31, 2023, and will continue to support MFHA in an advisory role.
Throughout the year, NRAEF hosts and participates in numerous events, including trainings, webinars, competitions, conferences, award galas, and industry events.
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