Professional Development

As an industry educator, you have access to opportunities that can help you grow and succeed right alongside your students.

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. These week-long intensive workshops are delivered by industry experts at post-secondary institutions across the country. 
 

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Education Certification

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. This is an outstanding way to add value to your classroom teachings.

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Educator Grants

Grants 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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STATS THAT REINFORCE BENEFITS

Source: Who Works in the U.S. Restaurant Industry? A Nationwide Survey of the Restaurant Workforce, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, 2014
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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