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Join us and inspire a lifelong passion.

Each year, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) hosts a number of engaging events to promote career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Most importantly, through the support of industry sponsors, NRAEF events generate financial program support for ProStart and scholarships.


 

Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic

August 19-22, 2021
Pebble Beach , CA

The Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic is an exciting networking event, golf tournament and live auction for senior-level operators and suppliers that benefits the ProStart and Scholarship Programs

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Summer Institutes

Summer 2021
Various dates and locations

Weeklong intensive workshops for foodservice and culinary educators delivered by industry experts.

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State ProStart Invitationals

January-March 2022
Across the Country

State restaurant association ProStart partners host state invitationals to crown their champions.  Each state's first-place culinary and management teams advance to the National ProStart Invitational.

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National ProStart Invitational

May 6-8, 2022
Washington, DC

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, NPSI will return in 2022! The event is the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management & culinary arts, where the top ProStart students from across the globe congregate to showcase their talent and passion.

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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company launch new networking site for 130,000 ProStart students to exchange ideas, learn from the pros and explore opportunities in the restaurant and foodservice industry

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