Today's Students, Tomorrow's Workforce

When you make a donation, volunteer with ProStart, or mentor aspiring young restaurateurs, you're helping us build the future of the industry.

INVEST IN THE
FUTURE

You can help us build the future of this industry. See what programs your donations would support and why they matter. 

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PARTNER THROUGH
PROSTART

Develop the leaders of tomorrow by investing your time or resources in the next generation. 

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ATTEND AN
EVENT

Join us during the National ProStart Invitational and meet the young people involved in our programs, or attend any of our other engaging events that promote career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant and foodservice industry.  

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INDUSTRY
AWARDS

Each year the NRAEF recognizes those members of the foodservice industry that give back to their communities or have overcome adversity to achieve the American dream. 

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Latest News

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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