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 program that unites the classroom and industry to develop students into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.
“We can’t thank Cambro enough for being an advocate for ProStart and providing top-of-the-line tools to train students in skills that will help them achieve exciting, rewarding careers,” says Rob Gifford, executive vice president, strategic operations and philanthropy for the National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. “As part of the ProStart curriculum, students learn the latest culinary techniques and trends from chef and management professionals working in the industry today. With Cambro’s donation to some of our most in-need programs, we can continue to exceed our goals of meeting the industry’s need for a skilled workforce.”
“Cambro is committed to investing in the people and programs that make up the future of the restaurant industry. ProStart is an incredibly valuable program that continues to grow and we are proud to play an important role in helping in-need programs succeed,” says Greg Fischer, executive vice president, sales and marketing for Cambro Manufacturing Company. “We see how much ProStart students share our passion for and commitment to foodservice and want to continue to support them as they work toward achieving their goals of having a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry.”