National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation The NRAEF impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by attracting talent, developing a stronger workforce & building the next generation of leaders.

Founded in 1987, the NRAEF is the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association and the leader in industry-driven education. The NRAEF impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by attracting talent, developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders.

Founded in 1987, the NRAEF is the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association and the leader in industry-driven education. The NRAEF impacts the prosperity of the restaurant industry by attracting talent, developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders.

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Happy New Year! 🥂 🎉  Here's to another year of providing people from all backgrounds the training, education, financial ...
01/01/2022

Happy New Year! 🥂 🎉 Here's to another year of providing people from all backgrounds the training, education, financial resources and career development they need to build pathways to meaningful jobs and careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Happy New Year! 🥂 🎉 Here's to another year of providing people from all backgrounds the training, education, financial resources and career development they need to build pathways to meaningful jobs and careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Hiring in the new year? Check out these tips and insights to attract candidates.  https://bit.ly/3q641oD
12/30/2021

Hiring in the new year? Check out these tips and insights to attract candidates. https://bit.ly/3q641oD

Hiring in the new year? Check out these tips and insights to attract candidates. https://bit.ly/3q641oD

12/29/2021
Restaurants Advance

It's the final days of 2021 to give to our #RestaurantsAdvance campaign! Help us provide restaurant workers and operators from all backgrounds the education and training they need to put their jobs and careers back on track.

Donate today and help restaurant workers build their futures: https://bit.ly/3shzq6y

100% of every dollar donated supports our mission to empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant workers.

ICYMI: In recognition of Guy Fieri's efforts during the pandemic to help raise awareness of and funding for restaurant w...
12/28/2021

ICYMI: In recognition of Guy Fieri's efforts during the pandemic to help raise awareness of and funding for restaurant workers, we named him the 2021 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality - a prestigious honor, presented annually by Ecolab to an outstanding industry leader, advocate and role model.

Learn more here via the National Restaurant Association: https://bit.ly/3qcKFhU

ICYMI: In recognition of Guy Fieri's efforts during the pandemic to help raise awareness of and funding for restaurant workers, we named him the 2021 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality - a prestigious honor, presented annually by Ecolab to an outstanding industry leader, advocate and role model.

Learn more here via the National Restaurant Association: https://bit.ly/3qcKFhU

Help employers advance their employees' careers through additional training, resources and professional development! Giv...
12/27/2021

Help employers advance their employees' careers through additional training, resources and professional development!

Give to our #RestaurantsAdvance campaign today to advance the restaurants in your community: https://bit.ly/3shzq6y

Help employers advance their employees' careers through additional training, resources and professional development!

Give to our #RestaurantsAdvance campaign today to advance the restaurants in your community: https://bit.ly/3shzq6y

Thank you for helping us and our mission to advance restaurant workers everywhere, especially during this challenging ye...
12/24/2021

Thank you for helping us and our mission to advance restaurant workers everywhere, especially during this challenging year. We wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.

Thank you for helping us and our mission to advance restaurant workers everywhere, especially during this challenging year. We wish you a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy new year.

Operating your restaurant during the holidays? Follow these 6 strategies to help prep for holiday takeout business. http...
12/24/2021

Operating your restaurant during the holidays? Follow these 6 strategies to help prep for holiday takeout business. https://bit.ly/3q2EgFT

Operating your restaurant during the holidays? Follow these 6 strategies to help prep for holiday takeout business. https://bit.ly/3q2EgFT

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays -- there is so much to celebrate this time of year! #LetRestaurantsCook for your cele...
12/23/2021

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays -- there is so much to celebrate this time of year! #LetRestaurantsCook for your celebrations this holiday season.

Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays -- there is so much to celebrate this time of year! #LetRestaurantsCook for your celebrations this holiday season.

By donating to our #RestaurantsAdvance campaign, you can help cultivate and advance individuals to become restaurant own...
12/22/2021

By donating to our #RestaurantsAdvance campaign, you can help cultivate and advance individuals to become restaurant owners and executives post-pandemic!

Donate here to hep us and our supporters give restaurant workers a chance to advance: https://bit.ly/3shzq6y

By donating to our #RestaurantsAdvance campaign, you can help cultivate and advance individuals to become restaurant owners and executives post-pandemic!

Donate here to hep us and our supporters give restaurant workers a chance to advance: https://bit.ly/3shzq6y

Military members from our Advanced Culinary Training Program (ACTP) received culinary training from some of San Antonio’...
12/21/2021
S.A.’s top chefs train active duty military in culinary arts

Military members from our Advanced Culinary Training Program (ACTP) received culinary training from some of San Antonio’s top chefs at the The Culinary Institute of America - San Antonio this month.

Learn more about their experience and the program here: https://bit.ly/3FiJZxq

The National Restaurant Educational Foundation is hosting a training session where San...

Make it a double! This giving season, our sponsors at Tito's Handmade Vodka are matching all donations to the NRAEF’s Re...
12/20/2021

Make it a double! This giving season, our sponsors at Tito's Handmade Vodka are matching all donations to the NRAEF’s Restaurants Advance campaign up to $100,000.

To help provide restaurant workers the education and training they need to put their careers back on track, donate here: https://bit.ly/3dcTNwU

Make it a double! This giving season, our sponsors at Tito's Handmade Vodka are matching all donations to the NRAEF’s Restaurants Advance campaign up to $100,000.

To help provide restaurant workers the education and training they need to put their careers back on track, donate here: https://bit.ly/3dcTNwU

Carr's Steakhouse was devastatingly destroyed during the tornadoes in Kentucky last week. In 2016, Carr’s Steakhouse fro...
12/17/2021
Help Carr's Steakhouse Employees, organized by Amanda Carr

Carr's Steakhouse was devastatingly destroyed during the tornadoes in Kentucky last week. In 2016, Carr’s Steakhouse from Mayfield, KY was our Restaurant Neighbor Award winner and Daniel Carr currently serves as chair of the Kentucky Restaurant Association.

Please consider donating to their fundraiser to help rebuild their restaurant: https://bit.ly/329wrpt

My name is Amanda Carr and our family business was recently hit by an EF4 tornado.Our bu… Amanda Carr needs your support for Help Carr's Steakhouse Employees

Congratulations again to Guy Fieri for being honored as this year’s Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality, prese...
12/16/2021

Congratulations again to Guy Fieri for being honored as this year’s Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality, presented by Ecolab!

We partnered with Guy Fieri for our Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to provide $21.5 million in financial aid for unemployed restaurant workers during the height of the pandemic and we are honored to bestow this award upon him for his incredible work advancing our industry. #RestaurantsAdvance

Congratulations again to Guy Fieri for being honored as this year’s Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality, presented by Ecolab!

We partnered with Guy Fieri for our Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to provide $21.5 million in financial aid for unemployed restaurant workers during the height of the pandemic and we are honored to bestow this award upon him for his incredible work advancing our industry. #RestaurantsAdvance

We’re proud and honored to announce Guy Fieri as the 2021 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality! Presented by Ec...
12/15/2021

We’re proud and honored to announce Guy Fieri as the 2021 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality! Presented by Ecolab, the award recognizes Fieri, a chef, restaurateur, and Food Network Emmy Award-winning TV host, for his lifetime of support advancing restaurant workers and the industry.

From his work championing the NRAEF’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to his work with The Guy Fieri Foundation, and more, learn more about why he is the recipient of this distinguished award: https://bit.ly/3ILxtJf

We’re proud and honored to announce Guy Fieri as the 2021 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality! Presented by Ecolab, the award recognizes Fieri, a chef, restaurateur, and Food Network Emmy Award-winning TV host, for his lifetime of support advancing restaurant workers and the industry.

From his work championing the NRAEF’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to his work with The Guy Fieri Foundation, and more, learn more about why he is the recipient of this distinguished award: https://bit.ly/3ILxtJf

When you donate to NRAEF, you are supporting critical programs that attract diverse talent to the restaurant industry an...
12/14/2021

When you donate to NRAEF, you are supporting critical programs that attract diverse talent to the restaurant industry and advance the future of our industry. Learn more and donate here: https://bit.ly/3shzq6y #RestaurantsAdvance

When you donate to NRAEF, you are supporting critical programs that attract diverse talent to the restaurant industry and advance the future of our industry. Learn more and donate here: https://bit.ly/3shzq6y #RestaurantsAdvance

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift this year? A new National Restaurant Association survey of...
12/10/2021

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift this year? A new National Restaurant Association survey of 1,000 adult consumers found that 62% say they’d like to receive restaurant gift cards as a holiday present!

Check out 12 reasons restaurant gift cards make the perfect gift: https://bit.ly/3rT3nNP 🎁 🍽

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift this year? A new National Restaurant Association survey of 1,000 adult consumers found that 62% say they’d like to receive restaurant gift cards as a holiday present!

Check out 12 reasons restaurant gift cards make the perfect gift: https://bit.ly/3rT3nNP 🎁 🍽

This week, the NRAEF was recognized as the “Social Enterprise Partner” of the 2021 Restaurant Leadership Conference in P...
12/08/2021

This week, the NRAEF was recognized as the “Social Enterprise Partner” of the 2021 Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix, Arizona!

During the conference’s Opening General Session, Foundation President Rob Gifford and Aaron Marshall, VP of Strategic Planning at McLane Foodservice Distribution addressed the industry’s growing workforce challenges and highlighted the Foundation’s efforts to provide restaurant workers/operators the education and training they need to put their careers back on track.

To read more about the Restaurant Leadership Conference and our partnership, click here: https://bit.ly/3IuHE4F

'Tis the season for giving and these three restaurants, who we recently featured as part of our “Restaurants Advance: Jo...
12/07/2021
Community cornerstones: Restaurateurs show unlimited capacity to give

'Tis the season for giving and these three restaurants, who we recently featured as part of our “Restaurants Advance: Journeys that Inspire” campaign, are examples of the industry’s phenomenal generosity during the pandemic!

Read more below on Elephants Delicatessen, Canlis, and Lebanese Taverna Restaurant Group.

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Health, sustainability, better packaging solutions, & global flavors are just some of the top trends for the restaurant ...
12/06/2021

Health, sustainability, better packaging solutions, & global flavors are just some of the top trends for the restaurant industry in 2022, according to the National Restaurant Association's #WhatsHot2022 report.

Discover more trends from the report here: https://bit.ly/3DtqH71

Health, sustainability, better packaging solutions, & global flavors are just some of the top trends for the restaurant industry in 2022, according to the National Restaurant Association's #WhatsHot2022 report.

Discover more trends from the report here: https://bit.ly/3DtqH71

12/02/2021
Restaurants Advance

#RestaurantsAdvance provides restaurant workers and operators from all backgrounds the education and training they need to put their jobs and careers back on track.

Donate today and help restaurants workers build their futures: https://bit.ly/3shzq6y

100% of every dollar donated supports our mission to empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant workers.

Community is a key element in what makes the restaurant industry thrive. This week on the National Restaurant Associatio...
12/01/2021

Community is a key element in what makes the restaurant industry thrive. This week on the National Restaurant Association's Order Up podcast, Cheyenne Terbrueggen of Elephants Delicatessen, discusses their sustainability efforts, how they are giving back to their community, and why they expanded their business to include a wholesale program amidst the pandemic.

Listen in here: https://bit.ly/3pl5TcT

#RestaurantsAdvanceCommunities
#JourneysThatInspire
American Express

Community is a key element in what makes the restaurant industry thrive. This week on the National Restaurant Association's Order Up podcast, Cheyenne Terbrueggen of Elephants Delicatessen, discusses their sustainability efforts, how they are giving back to their community, and why they expanded their business to include a wholesale program amidst the pandemic.

Listen in here: https://bit.ly/3pl5TcT

#RestaurantsAdvanceCommunities
#JourneysThatInspire
American Express

This #GivingTuesday, help create opportunities for restaurant workers nationwide! By donating to our Restaurants Advance...
11/30/2021

This #GivingTuesday, help create opportunities for restaurant workers nationwide!

By donating to our Restaurants Advance giving campaign, you can help build restaurant worker futures, support our communities, and inspire entrepreneurship. To support our mission, Tito's Handmade Vodka is matching all donations with a pledge of up to $100K.

Learn more and donate here: https://bit.ly/3D90b2y

This #GivingTuesday, help create opportunities for restaurant workers nationwide!

By donating to our Restaurants Advance giving campaign, you can help build restaurant worker futures, support our communities, and inspire entrepreneurship. To support our mission, Tito's Handmade Vodka is matching all donations with a pledge of up to $100K.

Learn more and donate here: https://bit.ly/3D90b2y

Support a local restaurant today! When you #ShopSmall, you're not just supporting neighborhood favorites – you're invest...
11/27/2021

Support a local restaurant today! When you #ShopSmall, you're not just supporting neighborhood favorites – you're investing in a community.

Click here to learn more about American Express #SmallBusinessSaturday: https://amex.co/3oJC5X5

Support a local restaurant today! When you #ShopSmall, you're not just supporting neighborhood favorites – you're investing in a community.

Click here to learn more about American Express #SmallBusinessSaturday: https://amex.co/3oJC5X5

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re grateful for all who have supported the NRAEF and our programs this year. #Thanksgiving
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re grateful for all who have supported the NRAEF and our programs this year. #Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re grateful for all who have supported the NRAEF and our programs this year. #Thanksgiving

The Boelter Company, a member of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, did various internal fundraising events throughou...
11/24/2021

The Boelter Company, a member of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, did various internal fundraising events throughout the year and thoughtfully selected NRAEF and Restaurants Advance their 2021 nonprofit recipient! We are excited to welcome these new supporters and celebrate their generosity to advance restaurant workers.

Please raise your glasses to Connie Fedor, Wisconsin Restaurant Education Foundation Executive Director; Eric Boelter, President of The Boelter Companies, and Kristine Hillmer, President & CEO, Wisconsin Restaurant Association.

There's a lot to be thankful for during this time of the year, especially the restaurants and the people who work in the...
11/24/2021

There's a lot to be thankful for during this time of the year, especially the restaurants and the people who work in them that serve as the heartbeat of our communities.

Read these inspiring 'Restaurants Advance Community Service' stories brought to you by American Express: https://bit.ly/3HKL6If

There's a lot to be thankful for during this time of the year, especially the restaurants and the people who work in them that serve as the heartbeat of our communities.

Read these inspiring 'Restaurants Advance Community Service' stories brought to you by American Express: https://bit.ly/3HKL6If

11/23/2021
Elephants Delicatessen

For Elephants Delicatessen, being a fixture in the community means getting pandemic-stricken customers their #Thanksgiving dinners...while directing traffic dressed as a turkey.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3F6CBVp

#RestaurantsAdvanceCommunities
#JourneysThatInspire
American Express
#ThanksgivingTurkey

11/22/2021
What's Hot 2022

The National Restaurant Association recently released their What's Hot 2022 report! Discover the year's hottest food and beverage trends here: https://bit.ly/3x03yaG #WhatsHot2022

According to the National Restaurant Association, 75 percent of restaurant operators rated the recruitment and retention...
11/19/2021

According to the National Restaurant Association, 75 percent of restaurant operators rated the recruitment and retention of the workforce as their top challenge. Apprenticeship programs offered by the NRAEF’s Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center address these challenges by developing new leaders and talent for employers, while giving employees the ability to advance their skills and increase their income.

Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center programs have:

✅ Exceeded an 80 % participant retention
✅ 14% Average wage increase over the course of apprenticeship
✅ 70+ Employers representing the restaurant and hospitality industry
✅ Diversity - Our apprentices represent the national census

To get your company involved with apprenticeship, visit ChooseRestaurants.org/RHLC or email [email protected]. #NAW2021 #NationalApprenticeshipWeek

According to the National Restaurant Association, 75 percent of restaurant operators rated the recruitment and retention of the workforce as their top challenge. Apprenticeship programs offered by the NRAEF’s Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center address these challenges by developing new leaders and talent for employers, while giving employees the ability to advance their skills and increase their income.

Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center programs have:

✅ Exceeded an 80 % participant retention
✅ 14% Average wage increase over the course of apprenticeship
✅ 70+ Employers representing the restaurant and hospitality industry
✅ Diversity - Our apprentices represent the national census

To get your company involved with apprenticeship, visit ChooseRestaurants.org/RHLC or email [email protected]. #NAW2021 #NationalApprenticeshipWeek

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Contributions to the NRAEF ensure the continued growth of our industry by directly supporting future chefs, managers, operators and suppliers. Whether it's through your support of the ProStart program, the NRAEF Scholarship Program, special events, or your philanthropic gifts, your donations are essential to our success.

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Guy Fieri was recently named the 2021 Thad and Alice Eure Ambassador of Hospitality for his dedicated support and work to advance restaurant workers and the industry. From his time spent championing the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Employee Relief Fund to his work with The Guy Fieri Foundation, learn more about why he is the recipient of this distinguished award this year: https://bit.ly/3H2gvES
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Congratulations Chester County Food Bank's FRESHstart Kitchen graduates! 👏🥳 Learn more about this Exton-based affiliate of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Restaurant Ready program: www.prla.org/restaurantreadypa
Last month, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation spotlit excellence in community service in the second part of its “Restaurants Advance: Journeys that Inspire” campaign. Sponsored by American Express, this series of profiles shows us all how restaurants demonstrated resilience and adaptability during the pandemic and actually shared those strengths to support their local communities. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3G5Boyk
Last month, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation spotlit excellence in community service in the second part of its “Restaurants Advance: Journeys that Inspire” campaign. Sponsored by American Express, this series of profiles shows us all how restaurants demonstrated resilience and adaptability during the pandemic and actually shared those strengths to support their local communities. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3G5Boyk
The stories of these three restaurants - Canlis, Elephants Delicatessen, and Lebanese Taverna Group - remind us that restaurants are still the heartbeat of our local communities. "Even if they temporarily close, these businesses found a way to engage their communities, always putting the well-being of their employees and guests first" said Rob Gifford, president of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Read more about these three operations' generosity during the pandemic: https://bit.ly/3EmIsWV
Want to help support the future of the restaurant industry? This #GivingTuesday, help create opportunities for restaurant workers nationwide! By donating to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Restaurants Advance giving campaign, you can help support our communities, and inspire entrepreneurship. Best of all, Tito's Handmade Vodka is matching all donations with a pledge of up to $100K! Learn more and donate here: https://bit.ly/3D90b2y
This #GivingTuesday, help create opportunities for restaurant workers nationwide! By donating to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's Restaurants Advance giving campaign, you can help build restaurant worker futures, support our communities, and inspire entrepreneurship. To support their mission, Tito's Handmade Vodka is matching all donations with a pledge of up to $100K. Learn more and donate here: https://bit.ly/3D90b2y
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#WRAProud of this incredible donation from Boelter to advance restaurant workers through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation!
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is celebrating the U.S. Department of Labor's annual #NationalApprenticeshipWeek by spotlighting pathways for restaurant and hospitality workers, young adults, & veterans to advance their careers. Through NRAEF's newly launched Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center, restaurant employers and workers nationwide can participate in accredited career development training and advancement programs that help employers recruit and retain talent, and give employees the ability to advance their skills and increase their income. Check out NRAEF's page for more information about their training programs and visit: https://bit.ly/3DHbXCA
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