Spotlight on Success

Spotlight on Success

Meet the students, educators, mentors, and donors who bring our impactful program to life.

Meet our Stars

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Spotlight on Success

Our Stars

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation builds the best and brightest talent and strives to take the restaurant and foodservice industry to the next-and highest-level.  Meet the students, educators, mentors and donors who bring our impactful programs to life.


Patrick Abalos

ProStart Alumni
Corporate Management Trainee
Loews Hotels

Meet Patrick

Gayle Durand

ProStart Educator
Hopkins High School

Meet Gayle

Michael Santos

Chief Operating Officer
MRG Marketing & Management, Inc. - a Raising Canes Chicken Fingers® Franchisee

Meet Michael


National ProStart Donor
St. Paul, MN

Meet Ecolab