Where Are They Now? ProStart student spotlight

Where Are They Now? ProStart student spotlight

For 38 years, CRAF has made college access a priority for our restaurant community. Through scholarships, college fairs, tours, and peer mentors, we are inspiring thousands of students each year to dream bigger. Meet three incredible ProStart alumni who pursued their...
3,500 Teens Trained by Restaurant Pros on One Day

3,500 Teens Trained by Restaurant Pros on One Day

Restaurant volunteers took over high school classrooms across California on October 22. Restaurants teamed up with the California Restaurant Association Foundation to help Gen Z students prepare for their first jobs – everything from resume-writing to practical...
Guy Fieri Cooking With Kids Scholarship

Guy Fieri Cooking With Kids Scholarship

  In 2015, Guy Fieri launched the Cooking With Kids Scholarship with the California Restaurants Association Foundation. Scholarships are given to passionate students majoring in culinary arts, hospitality management, and related fields. All applicants submit a 30...
Restaurant Day of Service Set for October 22

Restaurant Day of Service Set for October 22

Register to Volunteer Who better to train teens on how to land their first job than restaurant professionals? Restaurants are the largest employer of youth and provide a first job to nearly 1 out of every 3 Americans! On October 22, restaurant volunteers will train...
Wells Fargo x CRAF Trained 1,000 ProStart Students

Wells Fargo x CRAF Trained 1,000 ProStart Students

Wells Fargo volunteers visited 18 ProStart schools in April to teach financial life skills such as managing savings and a first paycheck. This financial literacy week was part of a grant CRAF received from Wells Fargo. Through job-readiness trainings, guest speakers,...
Mini Mentor Lunch Inspires 200 ProStart Students

Mini Mentor Lunch Inspires 200 ProStart Students

April 9, 2019  More than 45 restaurant professionals had lunch with 200 ProStart students at Experience Hospitality: Orange County. This unique event connects employers and high school students for a fun and interactive “mini mentor” session. Industry...