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Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center (RHLC)

RHLC provides employers with accredited training programs for Line Cook, Kitchen Manager and Restaurant Manager. We give you the tools and resources to help guide your employees to a fulfilling restaurant career.

RHLC’s Registered Apprenticeship Programs compliment the Youth Readiness and Employer Advancement programs which help all within the Industry overcome barriers which lead to success.

“The Power of Apprenticeship to Address the Workforce Shortage”

Presented by Jim Wilson, NRAEF Director of Professional Advancement, and Dr. Chad Moutray, National Restaurant Association VP for Research and Knowledge
Watch the LIVESTREAM direct from the National Restaurant Association Show floor! May 18, 2024, 12:00–12:30 PM CDT

Livestream presented by PepsiCo

Recognizing talent is a skill.
So is developing it.

  • The Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center partners with restaurant operators, who receive one-on-one support to manage administrative burdens, enroll employees, identify trainers, and integrate with our accredited competency-based programs.
  • Current programs include line cook, kitchen manager and restaurant manager programs.
  • Upon completion, your trainees will receive nationally-recognized professional certificates from the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Why partner with the Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center?

Employers see an 80% employee retention rate among program participants

See your trainees gain an average wage increase of 14% during the course of the program

Diversity is essential.  Over 50% of RHLC participants are those that are underserved or underrepresented.

Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship (HSRA)

For those seeking career advancement in restaurants and food service

Restaurant Youth Registered Apprenticeship (RYRA)

For youth ages 16-24 living in Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, and Pennsylvania seeking to enter the restaurant industry through apprenticeship

Apprenticeships  for Military – VALOR

For veterans and transitioning military service members looking to advance their skills and pursue a civilian career in restaurant management

Restaurant Employee Advancement Fund (REAF)

The REAF is designed to help employers advance their employee’s careers through additional training and professional development and address the barriers of their employees in doing so.

Take your employees from kitchen job to career path.

RHLC Toolkit

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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40-years old or older. NRAEF will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.