Choose to be a key player in the future of this industry. you can inspire young people, offer avenues for advancement and tell the world abou thte endless opportuities available in the restaurant industry. 

One part education, one part inspiration - the Foundation suports programs and initiatives to promote career opportunities and enhance the industry's service to the public. 

Programs  you can support:

ProStart is a career and technical education program that unites the foodservice industry and the classroom to teach high school students culinary skills and restaurant management principles, as well as employability skills such as communication, teamwork, professionalism and time management.
The NRAEF awards scholarships to high school graduates, undergraduate students and educators to support educational pursuits in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
Restaurant Ready - Opportunity Youth:
Partnering with community based organizations to provide “opportunity youth” with skills training and job opportunities. 
Helping military servicemen and women transition their skills to restaurant and foodservice careers.
Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship:
A partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association providing a hospitality apprenticeship program for the industry.
Ready to be a key player in building the industry? Learn about different ways to support NRAEF, or make a donation.
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In support of the Administration’s “Pledge to America’s Workers,” an effort to step up workforce development efforts across the country, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is excited to announce a commitment to provide training and education to nearly 370,000 people seeking jobs and careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry over the next five years.

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