What We Do

As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, we exist to enhance the restaurant industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities.

Engagement Programs

Our educational and training programs provide management, culinary, food safety and employee skills training to millions of Americans, building a pipeline of industry talent. These engagement programs include:

Career Opportunities & Pathways

The NRAEF promotes career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant industry by offering programs, partnerships, outreach and scholarships. We celebrate industry careers through: 

Philanthropic Mission

The Foundation’s efforts generate program support to advance the Foundation's mission, including growing ProStart and scholarships. Our fundraising efforts include: