Restaurant Workforce Builds Careers Empowered by Apprenticeship

In dining rooms and kitchens across the country, restaurant apprentices are learning the skills and responsibilities that will get them ahead in their industry careers. While many may not associate apprenticeship with the restaurant industry, this year during National Apprenticeship Week, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is celebrating the successful role it is playing in building opportunity for industry workers in the years ahead.

Gerry A. Fernandez, Founder and President of The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance to Step Down After 27 Years

The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) today announced that President and Founder Gerry A. Fernandez will be retiring effective December 31, 2023.  Beginning next year, Gerry will support MFHA in an advisory role.

Military’s Leading Foodservice Operations Recognized for the Crucial Role They Play in Promoting Force Readiness

Top dining and foodservice operations from the military and Military Sealift Command were recognized at the 2023 Military Foodservice Awards. In a ceremony that featured remarks by Medal of Honor recipient and retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, Jr., award-winning units were lauded for their work to support America’s Armed Forces – both at home and overseas.

From Learning to Leadership: National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Issues 2022 Impact Report

In 2022, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and its programs supported nearly 170,000 people with the training and skills they need to be successful in the restaurant industry.

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Opens Applications for $1 Million in Scholarships and Grants

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has begun accepting applications for more than $1 million in scholarships and grants available to individuals pursuing a secondary degree in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.