Restaurant Careers

Training & Education

Get a head start on a rewarding career or get the tools you need to give you a professional competitive edge. Browse in-depth information on formal culinary and hospitality training, or learn more about scholarships, professional certification and career development.

High school students

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart® program is a two-year high school curriculum that combines classroom study and real-life experience. It aims to develop the best and brightest talent into restaurant and foodservice industry leaders. More than 90,000 students from 1,700 high schools participate.

Plan your future


The National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation offer professional development opportunities, curriculum-development materials and a community for educators to connect with each another.

• Take advantage of membership discounts.
• Participate in the ProStart program.
• Discover professional development opportunities.

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More than 1,000 college-level programs focus on restaurant or hospitality management, and hundreds of schools and programs specialize in culinary arts.

• Learn about degrees types and areas of study.
• Discover ManageFirst.

Choose your course


Educators and students alike can browse National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation scholarship opportunities for students, educators and industry professionals.

Find your funding


Our ServSafe training program provides comprehensive training on food safety and responsible alcohol service. Certification is available for ServSafe Food Handler, ServSafe Manager and ServSafe Alcohol.

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