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Join us and inspire a lifelong passion.

Each year, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) hosts a number of engaging events to promote career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant and foodservice industry.  Most importantly, through the support of industry sponsors, NRAEF events generate financial program support for ProStart and scholarships.


 

Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic

March 6-9, 2019
Pebble Beach , CA

The Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic is an exciting networking event, golf tournament and live auction for senior-level operators and suppliers that benefits the ProStart and Scholarship Programs

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Summer Institutes

Summer 2019
Various dates and locations

Weeklong intensive workshops for foodservice and culinary educators delivered by industry experts.

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State ProStart Invitationals

January-March 2019
Across the Country

State restaurant association ProStart partners host state invitationals to crown their champions.  Each state's first-place culinary and management teams advance to the National ProStart Invitational.

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National ProStart Invitational

May 8-10, 2019
Washington, DC

The event is the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management & culinary arts, where the top ProStart students from across the globe congregate to showcase their talent and passion.

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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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