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Each year, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) hosts a number of engaging events to promote career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Most importantly, through the support of industry sponsors, NRAEF events generate financial program support for ProStart and scholarships.
March 5-8, 2014
Pebble Beach Resorts, CA
The Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic is an exciting networking event, golf tournament and live auction for senior-level operators and suppliers that benefits the ProStart and Scholarship Programs.
May 3-5, 2014
The event is the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts with the top ProStart students from 41 states to showcase their talent and passion.
Various dates and locations
Weeklong intensive workshops for foodservice and culinary educators delivered by industry experts.
January – March 2013
Across the Country
State restaurant association ProStart partners host state invitationals to crown the state champions. The first-place culinary and management teams in each state advance to the National ProStart Invitational.