Start off with the right course

With the right training, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

PROSTART

ProStart is a two-year career and technical education program that focuses on teaching culinary arts and restaurant management skills.
 
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The ProStart National Certificate of Achievement verifies that a student is ready to make an immediate impact in the industry.

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EXAMS AND SCORES

The exam center is your entryway to online exams. You can check your score and print your certificate of recognition.

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NATIONAL PROSTART INVITATIONAL

The National ProStart Invitational highlights the power of the ProStart program, showcasing the culinary techniques and management skills of tomorrow’s workforce leaders.

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PROSTART PASSPORT

The National ProStart Collegiate Passport includes information about post-secondary schools that offer college credit and/or scholarships to ProStart students who have earned the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement (COA).

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Apply for hundreds of dollars in scholarships for foodservice-related postsecondary training.
 
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

Knead dough?  NRAEF provides several scholarship opportunities for students pursuing degrees related to the restaurant and foodservice industry. Scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000.

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FOR EDUCATORS

EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO BUILDING THE FUTURE

PROGRAMS

Education is the key to building future industry leaders. Our educators are dedicated to developing our current workforce and futureleaders, both in the classroom and beyond.
 
PROSTART FOR EDUCATORS

You can make a difference by becoming a ProStart educator who provides students with the education they need to enter into a viable career.

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EDUCATOR RESOURCES

As a secondary educator specializing in restaurant management and culinary arts, you have the opportunity to obtain certification to demonstrate your knowledge of the foodservice industry.

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CURRICULUM MATERIALS

Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts has the content and tools you need to help prepare students for fulfilling careers.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

As an educator, you have access to trusted resources and opportunities to further your restaurant and foodservice industry knowledge.
 
SUMMER INSTITUTES

The Summer Institutes provide technical and professional instruction for restaurant and foodservice educators. The goal is to provide educators with a forum to learn cutting-edge skills they can apply to the classroom.

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SECONDARY FOODSERVICE EDUCATOR CERTIFICATIONS

Discover the certification program for secondary educators who are interested in securing the hands-on training needed to stay up-to-date on restaurant and foodservice techniques.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships are available for educators who want to further their professional development by attending a Summer Institute or by gaining hands-on industry experience.

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SERVSAFE

Learn basic food safety practices for preparing and serving food. Earn your food handler certificate from the foodservice experts, the National Restaurant Association.

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Latest News

This week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) kicks off its first annual Restaurant Ready Forum to share best practices for training and employing “opportunity youth” at local restaurants.  The three-day Forum brings together community based organizations, State Restaurant Association (SRA) partners and key business leaders that see restaurant jobs as a pathway to independence for unemployed and/or out of school youth.

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