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As of November of 2021, there are over 43.2 million student loan borrowers in debt in the United States (Education Data Initiative). Students across the country are facing the possibility of of debt averaging out at about $30,000 at a public university.
Happy Hanukkah, ProStart! From Nov. 28th to Dec. 6th, people all over the world are celebrating this Jewish holiday also known as “the festival of the lights.”
Thanksgiving Recipes in ProStart
NRAEF : BlogHappy Thanksgiving ProStart! We know you’ve been hard at work in your classrooms...
National Apprenticeship Week 2021
November 15th through 19th is National Apprenticeship Week, and we wanted to inform you about the amazing apprenticeship programs you can join through the NRAEF!
National Native American Heritage Month- Some Chefs You Should Know About
NRAEF : BlogDuring November, we celebrate #NationalNativeAmericanHeritageMonth. Over the course...
Spooky Dishes in ProStart
NRAEF : BlogHalloween is almost here and we know all of you have been hard at work in your...
Fall Dishes in ProStart
NRAEF : BlogAs the weather gets colder and the leaves get brighter, our ProStart students have...
Happy National Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month!
NRAEF : Blog National LatinX/Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th through...
Back to School Educator Highlight- Nick Brandler
NRAEF : Blog As we all transition back to school we reached out to one of our ProStart Program...
National Culinary Arts Month Educator Highlight- Mary Beth Brace
NRAEF : Blog To wrap up Culinary Arts Month, we caught up with one final educator in the...
Latest Blog Posts
PODCAST – ProStart: Educating Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders
Chef Patrick Phelan, 2023 ProStart® Teacher of the Year, shares insights on mentoring the next generation of restaurant workers and the value of the ProStart Program’s hands-on curriculum! Phelan was just recognized on-stage during the 2023 National ProStart Invitational in Washington, DC.
National ProStart Invitational 2023 Videos
Daily recaps and more from the 2023 National ProStart Invitational. May 2-4 at the Washington Hilton, Washington, DC.
Chicago Chef Looks to Change Lives Through Culinary Mentoring
Recently, Chef Kisha was profiled on NBC 5 Chicago, where she discussed living her purpose as a mentor to young adults and kids who need a hand up in life.
Now Accepting Applications! Over $1 Million in Post-Secondary Scholarships
Individuals pursuing a post-secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry can now apply for more than $1 million in scholarships from the NRAEF.
A Capitol Gingerbread House to Remember
On November 29th, two students from Valencia College School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, Molly Donahue and Faith Weber presented their vegan gingerbread house replica of the United States Capitol at the U.S. House of Representatives