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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Expands ProStart Program to all States for New School Year

ProStart – a career and technical education (CTE) program focused on teaching culinary arts and restaurant management fundamentals to secondary school students – will now be available throughout the United States. 


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National Awards Program Champions Diversity and Philanthropy in the Restaurant Industry

The Educational Foundation announced today it has begun accepting nominations for its coveted 2016 Restaurant Neighbor, Ambassador of Hospitality and Faces of Diversity American Dream national recognition awards.


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Unique Collection of Memorabilia Tells the Story of America’s Restaurant and Foodservice Industry

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) received an unprecedented collection of iconic restaurant memorabilia on April 29, during a celebration of “The Elliot Collection” at Gotham Hall in New York City. The collection is a legacy representation of the restaurant and foodservice industry, paying homage to the industry’s pivotal role in helping to shape the culture, communities and economic vitality of our nation.

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