Serving Brighter Futures

California Restaurant Association Foundation
Cooking up stronger communities in California, empowering young people with the skills they need to land a job and go to college, and providing current restaurant employees with financial assistance and peace of mind during unforeseen crisis.
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Empowering the Current + Future Restaurant Workforce

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Fresh Ingredient, Tasty Meals

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News And Events

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 culinary students for a fun and interactive "mini mentor" session. Industry...

Brian Murphy Wins Educator of Excellence Award

(SACRAMENTO) – Brian Murphy, an accomplished ProStart® culinary arts teacher at San Diego High School, has been chosen as the 2019 Educator of Excellence by the California Restaurant Association Foundation.   This prestigious award is given once a year to just...

One year later – more than 100 grants given

The restaurant community rallies to help workers recovering from the Thomas Fire and mudslides  SANTA BARBARA – Restaurants Care®, a program of the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF), has just given its 115th  grant award to a Santa Barbara area...