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Each year, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) hosts a number of engaging events to promote career opportunities and pathways in the restaurant and foodservice industry.  Most importantly, through the support of industry sponsors, NRAEF events generate financial program support for ProStart and scholarships.

Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic

March 2-5, 2016
Pebble Beach Resorts, CA

The Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic is an exciting networking event, golf tournament and live auction for senior-level operators and suppliers that benefits the ProStart and Scholarship Programs

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Summer Institutes

Summer 2016
Various dates and locations

Weeklong intensive workshops for foodservice and culinary educators delivered by industry experts.

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State ProStart Invitational

January – March 2016
Across the Country

State restaurant association ProStart partners host state invitationals to crown their champions.  Each state's first-place culinary and management teams advance to the National ProStart Invitational.

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National ProStart Invitational

April 29-May 1, 2016
Dallas, TX

The event is the country’s premier high school competition focused on restaurant management & culinary arts, where the top ProStart students from across the globe congregate to showcase their talent and passion.

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Consider this: one in three Americans gain their first work experience in a restaurant and three fourths of restaurant employees believe they have the opportunity for career advancement in the industry.

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