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CHOICES

A surprising range of job roles

Restaurants hire people with all kinds of skills. Even the smallest cafe needs someone to manage money. And, major chains have marketing teams, business managers, and many other experts to run their operations. Restaurant customers have a menu full of choices, but so do the people who work there. 

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CAREER SKILLS

Abilities you'll use all your life

Not sure what you want to be when you grow up? That's OK. ProStart teaches you skills like teamwork and time management that will look good on any job or college application. 

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Need dough?

Apply for an NRAEF scholarship to help pay for your restaurant or hospitality education.

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Our Community

Share your story

Learn from industry professionals, or share a story with your peers. The restaurant indsutry isn't just a place to work, it's a community. 

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2017 State of the Industry, National Restaurant Association, 2017.
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This week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) kicks off its first annual Restaurant Ready Forum to share best practices for training and employing “opportunity youth” at local restaurants.  The three-day Forum brings together community based organizations, State Restaurant Association (SRA) partners and key business leaders that see restaurant jobs as a pathway to independence for unemployed and/or out of school youth.

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