Restaurant Ready is a national program dedicated to helping people acquire the basic job and life skills necessary to pursue jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry, and jumpstart a pathway to independence.
How it Works
Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) partner with NRAEF and their State Restaurant Association (SRAs) to provide training in six work-ready competency areas defined by the hospitality industry.
These competencies are designed to help participants acquire the skills, discipline, and confidence to start a job and stay employed.
The State Restaurant Association links individuals to local employers and community-based organizations provide wrap-around services to eliminate any barriers to success.
Restaurant Ready Program Goals
- Establish the hospitality industry as a suitable place for first jobs, and as a model of employment, development and advancement.
- Foster collaboration between community organizations, state restaurant associations, and employers.
- Secure additional resources to support people not currently connected to school or work.
- Provide a national standard assessment for job-readiness skills.
Hospitality Pathways Project
With funding from the Kessler Foundation, this project aims to expand access for people with disabilities to Restaurant Ready work-readiness resources, as well as job and career opportunities.
Get Your Organization Involved!
Connect with a member of our team or submit an inquiry to learn more about how you can get involved with Restaurant Ready.
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