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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.
NOTE: NRAEF Vaccination Policy for In-Person Events
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
Weeklong intensive workshops for foodservice and culinary educators delivered by industry experts.
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.
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.