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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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Military Foodservice Awards. The awards program aligns with the NRAEF’s commitment to support America's armed forces and veterans through training and post-duty employment.

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