Industry Involvement

Industry involvement helps the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation achieve our mission.

Mentor a ProStart student

As a mentor, you can help students make a connection between their present performance and their future career. Mentors provide overall support for their goals, career competence and character development, and can help students gain real-world experience and practical skills that help to shape their futures in the foodservice industry.

Learn more about becoming a mentor

Hire a ProStart Student or Alumni

By seeking out ProStart students in your recruitment efforts, you have the opportunity to recruit possible long-term employees who have already committed themselves to working hard towards a rewarding career in the industry.  ProStart students are armed with the foundational skills necessary for success in the front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house.

Adopt a Classroom

Build a connection with a school in your community.  Take time to be a guest speaker or conduct a cooking demonstration to students participating in our classroom experience.

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Get Involved

Contact us today to learn how you can provide support to the NRAEF and ProStart.

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Rachael Ray and her Yum-o! organization, longtime supporters of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), through her show are offering scholarships to 4 high school juniors and seniors who are passionate about pursuing their dreams in culinary arts and restaurant management with her new contest, “Cook Your Way to Culinary School.”
 

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