FOR STUDENTS

THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
 

 

PROSTART

ProStart is a career and technical education program that focuses on teaching culinary arts and restaurant management skills.
 
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

The ProStart National Certificate of Achievement verifies that a student is ready to make an immediate impact in the industry.

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EXAMS AND SCORES

The exam center is your entryway to online exams. You can check your score and print your certificate of recognition.

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NATIONAL PROSTART INVITATIONAL

The National ProStart Invitational® highlights the power of the ProStart program, showcasing the culinary techniques and management skills of tomorrow’s workforce leaders.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Apply for hundreds of dollars in scholarships for foodservice-related postsecondary training.
 
ROBERT E. RICH ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS

This scholarship rewards students interested in business and entrepreneurship. Four scholarships will be awarded in total.  

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AL SCHUMAN/ECOLAB UNDERGRADUATE ENTREPRENEURIAL

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major who has an entrepreneurial spirit, a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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UNIPRO SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship is for any student pursuing an education in a restaurant, foodservice, or hospitality related major attending The Culinary Institute of America.

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FOR EDUCATORS

EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO BUILDING THE FUTURE

PROGRAMS

Education is the key to building future industry leaders. Our educators are dedicated to developing our current workforce and futureleaders, both in the classroom and beyond.
 
PROSTART FOR EDUCATORS

You can make a difference by becoming a ProStart educator who provides students with the education they need to enter into a viable career.

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EDUCATOR RESOURCES

As a secondary educator specializing in restaurant management and culinary arts, you have the opportunity to obtain certification to demonstrate your knowledge of the foodservice industry.

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CURRICULUM MATERIALS

Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts has the content and tools you need to help prepare students for fulfilling careers.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

As an educator, you have access to trusted resources and opportunities to further your restaurant and foodservice industry knowledge.
 
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.

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SECONDARY FOODSERVICE EDUCATOR CERTIFICATIONS

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.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

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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Latest News

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Military Foodservice Awards (see full list below). The awards program aligns with the NRAEF’s commitment to support America's armed forces and veterans through training and post-duty employment.
 

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