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    TRA Education Foundation


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    The TRA Education Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, was established in September 1994 and operates to meet the educational needs of the foodservice industry. The Foundation focuses on providing the necessary resources to help restaurateurs confront educational and labor challenges with the latest innovations in education, technology, and training. The Foundation’s primary goals and objectives are to:

    • Promote public awareness of careers in the foodservice industry 
    • Enhance educational opportunities by providing professional development training for new and existing personnel
    • Provide industry based education to culinary educators in an effort to reach new standards in high school foodservice education.

    The Foundation's flagship program is Texas ProStart, a high school culinary arts and restaurant management program that offers an industry-based curriculum, outstanding teachers, state-of-the art facilities and opportunities for restaurateurs to work with and support the education of our future workforce.

    There are many ways to get involved with and support the work of the Foundation. Whether you share your expertise with student or educator in the Texas ProStart program, attend a fundraising event, donate, or partner with us your contributions benefit not only talented and dedicated students, but the industry as a whole!  Contact us to learn more!