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.
Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center
RHLC provides employers with accredited training programs for Line Cook, Kitchen Manager, and Restaurant Manager.
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
PODCAST – ProStart: Educating Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders
Chef Patrick Phelan, 2023 ProStart® Teacher of the Year, shares insights on mentoring the next generation of restaurant workers and the value of the ProStart Program’s hands-on curriculum! Phelan was just recognized on-stage during the 2023 National ProStart Invitational in Washington, DC.
National ProStart Invitational 2023 Videos
Daily recaps and more from the 2023 National ProStart Invitational. May 2-4 at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC.
Military’s Leading Foodservice Operations Recognized for the Crucial Role They Play in Promoting Force Readiness
The 2023 Military Foodservice Awards kick off a weekend of National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation events to celebrate top military and Sealift teams
Perseverance is on the Menu as Connecticut and Michigan Teams Capture National Culinary and Restaurant Management Titles in Washington, D.C.
High school students beat out 90 teams to take home top titles at the 2023 National ProStart Invitational
Throughout the year, NRAEF hosts and participates in numerous events, including trainings, webinars, competitions, conferences, award galas, and industry events.
IT’S A WRAP! 2023 National ProStart Invitational
Click here to watch the Awards Gala recording on Vimeo
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