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Spotlight on Success

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The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders.

NRAEF’s Mission

As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF enhances the restaurant industry's service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities.

Who We Are

We are a group of industry professionals who work together to enhance the restaurant and foodservice industry.

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What We Do

We promote career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant and foodservice industry through programs, partnerships and outreach.

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Why We Do It

We build a pipeline of qualified and passionate people to ensure the industry’s continued success.

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Celebrate Industry Awards

We recognize outstanding leaders who have made lasting contributions to the industry through education, diversity and community service.

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