Get a head start on a rewarding career or get the tools you need to give you a professional competitive edge. Browse in-depth information on formal culinary and hospitality training.

High school students

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart program is a two-year high school curriculum that combines classroom study and real-life experience. It aims to develop the best and brightest talent into restaurant and foodservice industry leaders. More than 90,000 students from 1,700 high schools participate.

Education opportunities

More than 1,000 college-level programs focus on restaurant or hospitality management, and hundreds of schools and programs specialize in culinary arts.

The National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation offer professional development opportunities, curriculum-development materials and a community for educators to connect with each another.

  • Take advantage of membership discounts.
  • Participate in the ProStart program.
  • Discover professional development opportunities.


Educators and students alike can browse National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation scholarship opportunities for students, educators and industry professionals. Find your funding.