Military Partnership

We support servicemen and women, veterans, and their spouses through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's military program. The foundation provides career training and counseling and supports military hospitality programs. Learn more about our history

Military Programs

The National Restaurant Association’s support of the military grew from a decades-long partnership with the Hennessy Trophy Awards program to recognize food service excellence within the Armed Forces. Established in 1956, the program...

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Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence

Sharing industry passion The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation brings together outstanding servicemen and women for each year for the Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence. The event, at the Culinary Ins...

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Veterans in the Industry

Veterans in the Industry Nineteen percent of veterans employed in the restaurant industry hold management positions, compared to just 10 percent of non-veterans working in the restaurant industry. Similarly, 14 percent of veterans working ...

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Meet our Sponsors

Our industry partners help support the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation mission and vision for our military program. Their support makes possible the Hennessy/Hill Awards program and the Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Exc...

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