Chain: NRAEF

NRAEF Awards Champion Diversity and Philanthropy

The Educational Foundation announced today it has begun accepting nominations for its coveted 2016 Restaurant Neighbor, Ambassador of Hospitality, and Faces of Diversity American Dream national recognition awards. Applications and nomination forms, both encouraging nominees to share their story, are available online until October 30, 2015. “This distinguished national awards program is dedicated to acknowledging the quiet […]

NRAEF Awards Top ProStart Educators of 2015

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) honored 38 educators with the 2015 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award, made possible by Brinker, International. Additionally, Golden Corral presented the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award to Nathaniel Bradshaw of Wilbur Cross High School (Connecticut) and Barbara Hummer of Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (Ohio). The $5,000 cash […]

ProStart Students Put to the Test in NRAEF Competition

Students enrolled in the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) ProStart program tested themsleves in a sophisticated, real-world culinary and business management competition focused on the restaurant and foodservice sector. Held over the past three days in Anaheim, California, the National ProStart Invitational challenged 89 student teams from secondary schools across the nation to create […]

High School Students Attend National ProStart Invitational

High school students who have won their state ProStart competitions are headed to Anaheim, California, for the 14th annual National ProStart Invitational, April 18–20 at the Disneyland Hotel. ProStart is one of the largest industry-supported career technical education programs in the nation, offering students the knowledge and skills necessary to consider and forge rich and […]

NRAEF Announces Restaurant Neighbor, Diversity Winners

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today its 2015 Restaurant Neighbor and Faces of Diversity American Dream award winners. The winners will be honored at a gala on April 14, 2015, during the National Restaurant Association’s Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. The Foundation’s Restaurant Neighbor Award, developed in partnership with American Express, […]

First-Ever Competency Model Released For Food Industry

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today the debut of the Food and Beverage Service Competency Model – the first-ever competency model designed expressly for the restaurant and foodservice industry. The Food and Beverage Service Competency Model, which profiles the employability and technical skills essential to achieving life-long career success in the industry, is […]

NRAEF Partners with Cambro for Student Development

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced it has partnered with Cambro Manufacturing Company to provide culinary equipment and supplies to dozens of in-need high schools across the country. More than 35 schools across 10 states were the first to benefit from Cambro’s donation, which supports the NRAEF’s ProStart program, a nationwide, two-year high school […]

More Than $150,000 Raised for NRAEF’s ProStart

The crème de le crème of the restaurant and foodservice industry gathered on the Monterey Peninsula in California at the 20th Annual Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic from March 7-10 in support of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) ProStart program. More than $150,000 was raised for the two-year, career-building program that blends classroom […]