Restaurant Careers


The restaurant industry’s future depends upon quality education in culinary and hospitality programs and schools. To ensure educators have the tools they need to train the next generation of restaurant leaders, the National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation offer a variety of resources.

Faculty Membership

Annual dues are just $95 and give you 24/7 access to National Restaurant Association resources.

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ProStart Summer Institutes

Secondary and post-secondary restaurant/foodservice educators can participate in intensive five-day workshops to learn cutting-edge skills to take back to the classroom. Skill development focuses on industry skills and teaching pedagogy. Participants who complete all three levels of instruction and meet all other requirements can apply to be Certified Secondary Foodservice Educators.

Bring cutting-edge skills to your classroom

Professional Development

NRAEF offers teacher training and development awards to help ProStart® teachers complement their classroom time with hands-on work experience.

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The NRAEF’s ProStart scholarships aren’t just for students. The $6 million in scholarships the NRAEF has awarded since 1997 have gone to educators interested in furthering their restaurant and foodservice knowledge, as well as students.

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State Association

Looking for more resources? Check with your state restaurant association to learn about other scholarship, career and mentoring opportunities.

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