Feeding Dreams, Building Futures

About the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s mission of service to the public is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s training and education, career development and community engagement efforts.

The NRAEF and its programs work to Attract, Empower and Advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice workforce. 

NRAEF programs include:

ProStart® – a high-school career and technical education program;

Restaurant Ready – partnering with community based organizations to provide opportunity youth and previously incarcerated individuals with skills training and job opportunities;

Military – helping military servicemen and women transition their skills to restaurant and foodservice careers;

Scholarships – financial assistance for students pursuing restaurant, foodservice and hospitality degrees; and, the

Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship project – a partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association providing a hospitality apprenticeship program for the industry.

 

Meet the Foundation's senior leadership

 

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NRAEF announces 40 winners of the 2020 ProStart Educator of Excellence Awards (EEA) for Outstanding Achievement in high school culinary, restaurant management education

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