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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Pledges to Help Nearly 370,000 Achieve Career Goals in Restaurants, Foodservice

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.

WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2018 -- 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.

Click here to learn more about the pledge, and click here to watch Rob Gifford, executive vice president of the NRAEF, discuss how the executive order will help increase apprenticeship programs and create more on-the-job training opportunities for workers in restaurants and foodservice.


Pictured (right): NRAEF Executive Vice President Rob Gifford with former ProStart student and NRAEF scholarship recipient, Ashley Owens who is currently a restaurant management major at the University of Houston and Sgt. Dustin Lewis, a U.S. Marine Corps who attended the NRAEF’s Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence and is now serving as a Chef at The White House.

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