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Active-Duty Military Foodservice Professionals Fortify Their Knowledge through Culinary Training, Career Counseling at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Military servicemen and women from the Army, Air Force, Air National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps and Military Sealift Command operations worldwide engaged in state-of-the-art culinary education and training, mentoring and networking, during the 2015 Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence, Sept. 21-25.


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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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