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2016 W. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application Released

Each year the Texas Restaurant Association awards the W. Price Jr. Memorial scholarship to students with a growing passion for the foodservice industry. The scholarship is named for W. Price Jr., the first executive director of the Texas Restaurant Association who served from 1953 until 1974. Seven scholarships for $2,000 are awarded to graduating high…
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Culinary Educators Training Conference a Success

More than 100 high school educators from all over the state attended the 12th annual Culinary Educators Training Conference this month Le Cordon Bleu Austin. While at the two and a half day conference, culinary arts instructors learned the skills and knowledge to reach the highest levels of culinary standards in their classrooms. Attendees experienced…
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Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co and TRAEF partnership

The TRA Education Foundation teamed up with Texas-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. to provide 17,000 Dickies chef coats, at a value of more than $350,000, to high school students enrolled in 220 Texas ProStart culinary arts and restaurant management programs during the back-to-school season. The partnership was announced this past Friday at press conference held at…
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING REGIONAL TEAMS!

Upwards to 600 came from far and wide for the first regional competition of the 2015 Texas ProStart Invitational. More than 200 high school students, nearly 100 judges, 50 volunteers, more than 200 spectators and three local news crews were on hand to see Texas ProStart students battle for victory. Twenty-two culinary teams wheeled in…
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