Inspire a Lifelong Passion
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.
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.
We are a group of industry professionals who work together to enhance the restaurant and foodservice industry.
We promote career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant and foodservice industry through programs, partnerships and outreach.
We build a pipeline of qualified and passionate people to ensure the industry’s continued success.
We recognize outstanding leaders who have made lasting contributions to the industry through education, diversity and community service.
Meet the students, educators, mentors and donors impacted by the NRAEF's programs.