Serving California’s Restaurant Community
We’re cooking up stronger communities in California by investing in the people at the heart of our restaurant industry. A nonprofit organization founded in 1981, CRF changes lives through restaurants. We empower young people with the skills they need to land a job and go to college. We provide restaurant employees with financial assistance and peace of mind during unforeseen crisis.
Opportunity is on the Menu
Restaurants create economic opportunity and stronger communities
Make a Difference
Inspire Future Leaders
From guest speaking in a high school classroom to sponsoring an event, there are so many ways to make an impact.
Help food and beverage workers facing a hardship. From hosting a fundraiser to volunteering at an event, we need you.
Helping Culinary Teachers Go Digital
When classes went digital in 2020, we mobilized quickly to keep students engaged
Thank you to the organizations that powered our new digital content! HMSHost Foundation, the Carol and James Collins Foundation, Phelps Foundation, the Fig Foundation, the CRA Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego Chapters.
Virtual Field Trips
Cooking at Home