Restaurant Ready

Partners

DC Central Kitchen

Washington, DC

A nationally recognized “community kitchen” that recycles food from around Washington, DC and uses it as a tool to train unemployed adults to develop work skills while providing thousands of meals for local service agencies in the process.

Cafe Momentum

Dallas, TX

Teaching restaurant that provides culinary, job and life-skill training for at-risk and formerly incarcerated young adults.

Cafe Reconcile

New Orleans, LA

Offers a life skills and hospitality job training program for at-risk youth aged 16-24.

Liberty’s Kitchen

New Orleans, LA

Provides pathways for New Orleans young people to create and achieve their vision of success. Food–at the heart of our city’s economy, culture and future–is our chosen vehicle for change.

The Matthew’s House

New Orleans, LA

Provides various programs to help local youth and their family transition to self-sufficiency focusing on five areas to help youth build and maintain necessary attributes for independence: Safe and Affordable Housing; Physical & Mental Health; Employment; Education; and Independent Living & Social Skills.

Rancho Cielo

Salinas, CA

Dedicated to providing at-risk youth with an opportunity to gain classroom training, work experience and transferrable skills that help them become employable in the culinary and hospitality industry.

Operation ABLE

Detroit, MI

Help adults find employment via personalized searches, job placement, occupational training and career transition services.

Impact Culinary

Chicago, IL

A collaboration between ICNC, Frontera Foods, The Hatchery, Accion, the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, and Conagra Brands.

New Day

Albuquerque, NM

New Day is singularly focused on meeting the needs of young people in trouble. To accomplish the mission, New Day works toward a vision that every youth has safe refuge for the present, adult allies for the future, and the basic skills needed to carve a healthy and positive path forward.

ROOT

Salem, MA

Provides youth, ages 16 to 24, with a pathway to employment and financial independence. Through developing life and work readiness skills, youth leave Root prepared for success in the workplace.

Oasis Transitions

Nashville, TN

Provides youth, ages 16 to 24, with a pathway to employment and financial independence. Through developing life and work readiness skills, youth leave Root prepared for success in the workplace.

Urban League of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

The Urban League of St. Louis serves around 100,000 youth per year across Southern Illinois and half of Missouri. It aims to empower all people in attaining economic self-sufficiency through job training, good jobs, home ownership, entrepreneurship and wealth accumulation.

Want to get involved?

To get your organization or State Restaurant Association involved with Restaurant Ready, click here to submit an inquiry.

To learn more about how you can support the Restaurant Ready program, contact: NRAEF Restaurant Ready Team restaurantready@nraef.org

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