Professional Development

As an industry educator, you have access to opportunities that can help you grow and succeed right alongside your students.

Summer Institutes

The Summer Institutes provide technical and professional instruction for restaurant and foodservice educators. The goal is to provide educators with a forum to learn cutting-edge skills they can apply to the classroom. These week-long intensive workshops are delivered by industry experts at post-secondary institutions across the country. 
 

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Education Certification

Discover the certification program for secondary educators who are interested in securing the hands-on training needed to stay up-to-date on restaurant and foodservice techniques. This is an outstanding way to add value to your classroom teachings.

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Educator Scholarships

Scholarships are available for educators who want to further their professional development by attending a Summer Institute or by gaining hands-on industry experience.

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ServSafe

Learn basic food safety practices for preparing and serving food. Earn your food handler certificate from the foodservice experts, the National Restaurant Association.

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More than 200 teachers from high schools and career and technical centers across the nation are taking advantage of their summer break to hone their culinary and restaurant management instruction skills at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) Summer Institutes, a series of weeklong professional development workshops launched on June 12 and held at culinary schools throughout the U.S.

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