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The Rachel Ray Foundation Offers High Schools Chance to Bring the Nation's Top Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management Program to Their Students

September 12, 2019
$375,000 IN “PROSTART GROW GRANTS” WILL HELP DESERVING HIGH SCHOOLS ADD PROSTART TO THEIR CURRICULUM OR IMPROVE THEIR EXISTING PROSTART PROGRAMS - APPLY NOW HERE WASHINGTON, DC – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – ProStart high schools across the country will have the chance to win up to $375,000 in funding to build or grow classrooms to educate the next generation of restaurant leaders with help from The Rachael Ray Foundation (RRF). Through The Rachael Ray Foundation Grow Grant, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) will provide funding for...Read more

Over $850,000 in Scholarships and Grants Awarded to Future Leaders of the Restaurant Industry

September 17, 2019
/ EIN News / -- Washington, DC -- September 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has awarded over $850,000 in scholarships and individual grants to students and educators pursuing post-secondary education and teacher training. This year, half of NRAEF scholarship recipients pursuing undergraduate degrees are first-generation college students, half identify as minority students and two-thirds are women. Ninety-five percent of scholarship recipients have already begun working in the restaurant industry. “I never thought that I [...Read more

National Food Safety Month Enters Week Two

September 9, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association This week we’re sharing information on encouraging employees to provide input if improvements to a Food Safety Management System are needed. As National Food Safety Month continues, the National Restaurant Association is offering free, downloadable tools and information to help restaurateurs reinforce the importance of food safety with their team members. Each year, the Association provides this information in its effort to educate the industry in food safety best practices. This year’s theme is “Controlling Risk: The...

Attention Employers: More No-Match Letters to Come This Fall

September 5, 2019
Original content c/o: O'Brien Law LLC According to a statement by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in response to a congressional inquiry, the SSA will be issuing a second wave of No-Match letters to employers during the fall of 2019. The SSA had resumed the issuance to employers of Social Security No-Match Letters earlier this year, a tactic first developed in the 1990s, but which had been abandoned by the SSA in 2012. As of April 2019, in its first wave of distribution, the SSA confirmed the issuance of a No-Match letters to 575,000 employers. Now re-packaged as “Employer...

National Food Safety Month is Here

August 30, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Learn how a food-safety management system is the foundation for controlling and minimizing your operation’s risk. Making sure your employees know and understand food safety best practices is important to the health of your customers and the health of your business. Ensuring ongoing education and adherence to a food safety plan starts with a strong food-safety management system. The 2019 National Food Safety Month theme is “Controlling Risk: The Elements of a Food Safety Management System.” The campaign kicked off Sept. 1...

How Chefs Are Making Kitchens A Better Place to Work

August 2, 2019
Orginally Published by National Restaurant Association Restaurateurs recognized for running healthy kitchen environments share their best practices. In a bustling kitchen where timing, quality and safety are everything, the charbroiler isn’t the only thing that heats up. When the rush is on, tempers can flare and tensions spike. Couple that with the job’s brisk pace and nontraditional schedule, and kitchen staff may be at risk for depression and fatigue. “There’s heavy stuff happening in restaurants,” says Sarah Worley, one of the chef/owners of Biscuit Love in...

Restaurant Industry Added Nearly 14k Locations in 2018

June 5, 2019
National Restaurant Association The Restaurant Industry Added More Than 10,000 Locations for the Third Consecutive Year. Driven by population growth and an expanding economy, the restaurant industry continued to add locations at a steady pace in 2018. According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the restaurant industry added a net 13,817 establishments* in 2018, an increase of 2.2 percent. The 2018 expansion followed a strong net increase of 15,169 locations (+2.5 percent) in 2017, and represented the third consecutive year in which the restaurant industry grew by at least 10,...

National Restaurant Association Debuts Career Development Program

May 20, 2019
Originally Published by National Restaurant Association The program's goal is to prepare the industry’s workforce for professional advancement and career opportunities. The National Restaurant Association has launched ServSuccess , a new, comprehensive career-development initiative that consists of online education, training, certification and assessments. The program made its official debut May 20, at the National Restaurant Association’s 100 th Restaurant Show . Its goal is to prepare the industry’s workforce for professional advancement and career opportunities. It...

Winners of the 2019 National ProStart Invitational Competition

May 13, 2019
Restaurant Business Online // By Peter Romeo Here are the teams that finished tops in the 50-state competitions , which includes a contest in both management, where the participants brainstorm a restaurant venture, and culinary skills. Management Teams develop a detailed business proposal for a new foodservice concept, looking at aspects such as points of differentiation, operational challenges, design, marketing strategies and staffing. 1st place: Ben Barber Innovation Academy (Texas) 2nd place: East Ridge High School (Florida) 3rd place: Provo High School (Utah) 4th place: Wilson Central...

Restaurateurs Tell White House of Health Plan Success

May 13, 2019
After years of looking for affordable insurance coverage for employees, smaller operators say it is starting to get a little easier. National Restaurant Association After years of searching for affordable ways to provide health insurance coverage to their employees, smaller restaurant operators say it is starting to get a little easier, thanks to their access to the National Restaurant Association’s ‘ Benefit Trust ’ insurance initiative. At a May 8 White House policy workshop, Roberta Montelione, chef of Milan Catering in Sarasota and Tampa, Fla., told members of the...