Restaurant Careers

Half of all American adults have worked in the restaurant industry, and millions of people have found vibrant, engaging careers within this fast-growing community of professionals. The restaurant and foodservice industry is the United States’ second-largest private-sector employer. It employs 14 million people, or 10 percent of the U.S. workforce.

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 ...

Training & Education

Career Development

Like many industries, the restaurant industry likes to promote from within its ranks. The NRA offers resources to help restaurant and foodservice employees grow professionally and advance their careers.

Career Development

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