ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year high school program that reaches approximately 130,000 students in more than 1,700 high schools across 50 states, Guam and the District of Columbia.
From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.
Putting justice-system involved Individuals on a path to employment and independence.
Using a Community Collaborative Model, the Educational Foundation partners with departments of corrections, community-based support organizations, and state restaurant associations to help adults of all ages with current or previous justice-system involvement find career opportunities in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.
Restaurant & Hospitality Leadership Center
Recognizing talent is a skill. So is developing it.
The Educational Foundation’s RHLC provides both new and current restaurant and foodservice employees the opportunity to advance their careers and move into higher paying management positions. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the RHLC training programs give restaurant leaders a pathway to recognize standout employees, both new and current, and give them an opportunity to grow their skills.
Service members find fresh start in restaurant industryDecember 13, 2022Leslye Kinsey and Shannen Graphman train for successful civilian careers at Brinker International brand Chili’s.
Apprentices represent industry’s futureNovember 15, 2022
Educational Foundation’s apprenticeship programs offer experience and opportunities students can’t get anywhere else.
Marketing execs focus on recruitment and retentionJune 14, 2022
The industry has half a million job openings and needs more employees to grow. Good marketing plays a key role in hiring.
National ProStart Invitational gets ready to rollApril 21, 2022Students from around the country competed for a spot on this national stage.
College student has high HOPES after start at Cheesecake FactoryApril 12, 2022
Program participant plans future in law enforcement, and maybe as restaurant owner.