Partner Through ProStart

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.

Contact the ProStart Coordinator in your state

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.

Learn how you can go back to school

Get Involved

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

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