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Minority Share of Population Increases by 2030

November 13, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Inclusion will help drive profitability and relevance for restaurants committed to diversity. A demographic shift is happening in the United States. By 2030, the number of Hispanic-, Asian- and African-Americans will grow to represent a larger proportion of the US population than 2020, according to data reported in the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Industry 2030: Actionable Insights for the Future report. By the numbers The country’s demographics are indeed changing, reflected in the number of minorities rising...

For Restaurants, Every Day is Veterans Day

November 18, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Supporting US service men and women is something the restaurant industry takes very seriously. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation took the opportunity around Veterans Day to amplify the training and career opportunities our industry offers military personnel who have completed active duty and are returning to civilian life. November 11 to 17 also coincided with National Apprenticeship Week , and apprenticeship opportunities are very much a part of the educational offerings for service personnel. Here are some of the...

Teens in the Labor Force Expected to Fall to a 65-Year Low

October 24, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Labor force growth will be dominated by older adults during the next decade, which will have implications for the restaurant workforce. As of September 2019, the U.S. economy had added jobs in 108 consecutive months. That’s the longest uninterrupted streak of job growth on record, and resulted in an addition of more than 21 million jobs. Despite the steady gains, the current expansion contained only one year (2015) in which the economy posted job growth above 2 percent. As a result, the current decade is on pace to be the second-...

Learn to Recognize Unconscious Bias at Your Operation

October 16, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The world and workplace are increasingly multicultural. Enhance your cultural intelligence and embrace diversity to benefit your business. Do you have the knowledge and skills necessary to engage people from different cultural backgrounds effectively? Do you know what unconscious bias is, or the negative impact it can have on your restaurant’s operations and sales? Gerry Fernandez, founder and president of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance , an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association , says...

Apprenticeship Program to Heat Up Cooks’ Careers

October 15, 2019
Original Content c/o: National Restaurant Association The initiative will help cooks advance their careers and continue the industry's commitment to diversity inclusion. Restaurant cooks will now have an opportunity to advance their careers through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's new apprenticeship program. Armed with a grant for $450,000 from the Lumina Foundation , the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has introduced a new program that will teach adults the basic skills necessary to become professional cooks, create pathways to...

5 ways to improve a Food Safety Management System

September 16, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association For week 3 of National Food Safety Month, we're offering free tools on how to improve your restaurant’s Food Safety Management System. As week three of National Food Safety Month begins, the National Restaurant Association continues to offer free, downloadable tools and information to restaurateurs on the importance of improving your restaurant’s Food Safety Management System (FSMS). Every September, the Association takes advantage of National Food Safety Month to help operators reinforce the importance of food safety with...

Why the James Beart Foundation is Supporting & Cultivating Female Leaders

November 15, 2018
Original content c/o James Beard Foundation | Written by Katherine Miller Combating the gender gap at each stage of an individual’s career The James Beard Foundation is committed to supporting women in the food and beverage industry, from chefs and restaurateurs to entrepreneurs dreaming up new ways to make our food system more diverse, delicious, and sustainable. Our Women’s Leadership Programs (WLP) presented by Audi, provide training at multiple stages of an individual’s career, from pitching your brand to developing a perspective and policy on human resources. As part of...

Why You Should Build Your Business wIth Self-Care in Mind

September 23, 2019
Original content c/o: James Beard Foundation Written by Stacy Carroll James Beard Foundation director of Impact programs Stacy Carroll explains why prioritizing self-care is an important part of building a strong business, and how we're integrating that philosophy into our Owning It program to help support hundreds of women entrepreneurs across the country. Photo: Clay Williams Over the last year, we’ve traveled to Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix with our Owning It program in support of emerging entrepreneurs, and we’ve heard from hundreds of women about what...

National Restaurant Association's 2019 State of the Industry Report

September 19, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association The latest industry trends — customers, industry segments, workforce, and more. What's the outlook for restaurants in 2019? The National Restaurant Association 's 2019 State of the Restaurant Industry report provides the details. From sales forecasts to projections for food costs, workforce opportunities, food trends, and technology advances, you'll get the overview here. Their State of the Industry report is available for purchase or as a complimentary download for members of the Association. Download the report!...Read more

US Department of Labor Awards National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation $4.5 Million to Train Justice-Involved Young Adults for Restaurant Jobs

July 15, 2019
WASHINGTON -- July 15, 2019 / PRNewswire / -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the US Department of Labor (USDOL) to develop pathways from the justice system to employment for young adults. The grant is the largest in the history of the NRAEF and will launch the Foundation's HOPES program (Hospitality Opportunities for People (re)Entering Society). The $4.5 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will support the NRAEF’s launch of HOPES – Hospitality Opportunities for People...Read more