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Rob Gifford Named President of National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Rob Gifford Named President of National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) today announced the promotion of Rob Gifford to President effective July 1.  As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s training and education, career opportunity, and community engagement efforts.  “Rob’s passion and dedication for […]

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$800,000 in Scholarships Offered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

$800,000 in Scholarships Offered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Ashley Owens received an NRAEF scholarship to study restaurant management at the University of Houston. Apply Today for Scholarships and Grants in Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management and Hospitality Starting today, students, military servicemen and women, foodservice educators and more can apply for scholarships and grants to pursue jobs and careers […]

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Brinker International, Inc. Commits to 250 Apprentices for First-of-its-Kind Restaurant Apprenticeship Program

Brinker International, Inc. Commits to 250 Apprentices for First-of-its-Kind Restaurant Apprenticeship Program

Casual Dining Restaurant Company Ready to Enroll Apprentices, Offer Paths to Advance Careers Brinker International, Inc., one of the world’s leading casual dining restaurant companies and owner of Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy, has announced their commitment to enroll 250 apprentices into the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship […]

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Taco Mac Secures Fifty Spots in NRAEF Apprenticeship Program

Taco Mac Secures Fifty Spots in NRAEF Apprenticeship Program

DiscoverLink client paves the way for the restaurant industry Taco Mac, a 28-unit casual dining restaurant chain based in Alpharetta, Georgia, recently became one of the first restaurant chains to participate in the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship (HSRA) program. The program, in partnership with […]

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Food for Thought… and Career Success

Food for Thought… and Career Success

New Research Highlights Advantages of First Job Being in Food Service Industry Consider this: one in three Americans gain their first work experience in a restaurant and three fourths of restaurant employees believe they have the opportunity for career advancement in the industry. The Who Works in the U.S. Restaurant […]

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Unique Collection Of Memorabilia Tells The Story Of America's Restaurant And Foodservice Industry

Unique Collection Of Memorabilia Tells The Story Of America’s Restaurant And Foodservice Industry

The Elliot Group Donates Original Signage, Uniforms, Menus from Iconic Brands to National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation 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 […]

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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Honors Educators Of Excellence

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Honors Educators Of Excellence

Golden Corral James H. Maynard Winners Announced The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) honored 38 educators with the 2015 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award, made possible by Brinker, International.  Additionally, Golden Corral presented the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award to Nathaniel Bradshaw of Wilbur Cross High School […]

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High School Students Named Champions Of High Stakes National Culinary Arts And Restaurant Business Competition

High School Students Named Champions Of High Stakes National Culinary Arts And Restaurant Business Competition

Nearly 400 Students from Across the U.S. Competed for Tens of Thousands in Scholarships and National Acclaim Students enrolled in the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) ProStart program tested their mettle in a sophisticated, real-world culinary and business management competition focused on the restaurant and foodservice sector. Held over […]

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2015 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner: Ollie's Restaurant

2015 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner: Ollie’s Restaurant

Since 2011, Ollie’s Restaurant has provided six meals a week to children at risk of hunger through its Dinners for Kids program. Currently, staff and volunteers prepare and deliver 37,000 meals annually for 120 children. Because Ollie’s uses its own kitchen facilities to cook and package meals, 100 percent of […]

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2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Carlito Jocson

2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Carlito Jocson

Carlito Jocson emigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines at a very young age. While studying biochemistry in college, he worked at a restaurant to earn extra money — eventually leaving his pre-med program to become a chef. Over the last 30 years, Jocson has enjoyed a successful career, including […]

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2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Nafees Alam

2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Nafees Alam

Nafees Alam, who came to the U.S. from Bangladesh at age 17, entered the restaurant industry right out of college as an executive with Waffle House. As a leader, he joined DRG Concepts, a restaurant operations brand that has helped revitalize Downtown Dallas. Alam and his staff have been incredibly […]

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2015 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner: Unsukay Community of Businesses

2015 Restaurant Neighbor Award Winner: Unsukay Community of Businesses

Faces of Diversity Award, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, NRAEF, Restaurant Neighbor Award, Unsukay Community of Businesses, The Giving Kitchen In response to an employee who was diagnosed with stage 4 gallbladder cancer and given a grave prognosis that warranted major funding beyond his health insurance coverage to pursue progressive […]

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2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Pamela Patton

2015 Faces of Diversity Award Winner: Pamela Patton

Pamela Patton has ‘Big Momma’ to thank for inspiration that would last a lifetime. With determination, a strong work ethic and an optimistic bent, Patton set out on a journey that started in state government but ends with a thriving restaurant and catering business in the U.S. heartland. And she’s […]

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Top-Ranking High School Students To Compete At Nation's Largest Culinary Arts And Restaurant Management Skills Competition

Top-Ranking High School Students To Compete At Nation’s Largest Culinary Arts And Restaurant Management Skills Competition

National ProStart Invitational Offers Millions in Scholarships to Winning Teams High school students who have won their state ProStart competitions are headed to Anaheim, California, for the 14th annual National ProStart Invitational, April 18-20 at the Disneyland Hotel. ProStart is one of the largest industry-supported career technical education programs in […]

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