Who We Are

We Are Talent Builders

We are the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association. Just as importantly, we are:


The NRAEF's ProStart program reaches more than 95,000 students at 1,900 high schools in 48 states, Guam and U.S. military bases, at home and abroad.  For 15 years, ProStart has been providing high school students with the training they need to be successful.


High school and collegiate educators are shaping the future of the industry. They are passionate and dedicated individuals who provide the knowledge, demonstrate the skills and share the experience needed to be a professional in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Scholarship Providers

To provide access to industry education, we have awarded more than $14 million in scholarships for students and educators since 1997.


     The NRAEF provides current industry professionals with      
     access to educational opportunities and tools designed
     to elevate their careers and keep them on top of the latest  
     restaurant and foodservice trends.


NRAEF is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our leadership is comprised of industry professionals who use their experience and entrepreneurial spirit to make our mission a success. 
Meet our leaders

A Trusted Resource

Look to the NRAEF for the restaurant and foodservice tools and resources necessary to serve the needs of both the industry and the public at large.