On behalf of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, it is our pleasure to introduce you to the ProStart® program. When you join the ProStart program, you are joining a network of more than 95,000 students in 1,900 high schools across all 50 states, Guam, and U.S. military bases.
This is an exciting time to be a part of the restaurant and foodservice industry – in the next decade, the industry is predicted to need an additional 2 million employees! The industry is relying on programs such as ProStart to help prepare students to take leadership roles as they move into the industry. We thank you for helping ignite your students’ passion for the restaurant industry and introducing them to the wonderful opportunities that lie in their future.
Over the past decade, ProStart has been successful because it is a true program, offering many resources for you and your students. These resources range from professional development opportunities to scholarships to marketing materials. The Texas ProStart program is an initiative developed by the TRAEF that incorporates:
- culinary and restaurant management curriculum (FS Prep),
- teacher excellence, industry support,
- state of the art facilities,
- and student achievement
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"Thank you for ALL your hard work!!! If it weren't for those amazing kids and the life lessons they learn it wouldn't be worth it. I've grown as well and can't thank you enough..."
-Chef Sandra Sepulveda, Culinary Arts Instructor at Mesquite High School