Military Training Opportunities

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation works with all branches of the U.S. military to help servicemen and women transition their skills and experience into restaurant and foodservice jobs and careers. The program is designed help members of the military community and their families seamlessly enter the industry’s workforce and reduce veteran unemployment.




Armed Forces Culinary Forum

The Armed Forces Culinary Forum brings together outstanding servicemen and women from all branches of the military for a week of hands-on cooking activities, interactive seminars, mentoring and career-coaching sessions.


Chicago Military Foodservice Training

Military foodservice professionals from all branches of the military attend a three-day training regimen that includes lectures on marketing a business, staffing and designing a new dining facility and developing a menu. Using the principles of adult learning, students will use their past experiences and spend time in small work groups developing a business plan For the training pass thru link, for a new dining concept.