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...
Restaurants Care: Two Years and 383 Grants Later

Restaurants Care: Two Years and 383 Grants Later

Two years ago, we mailed our first check to a restaurant worker in need. A lot has happened since then! Restaurants Care has provided grants to 383 restaurant workers during their most trying times.  Proud Moments  Setting up pop-up support centers in Santa Barbara...
Winning Cocktail Clash Recipes

Winning Cocktail Clash Recipes

The best bartenders in SoCal faced-off in the eighth annual Culinary + Cocktail Clash, a fundraising event to benefit the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF), presented by Coca-Cola. The showdown took place at House of Blues Anaheim on June 2. Teams...
Winning Culinary Clash Menus

Winning Culinary Clash Menus

Restaurants faced-off in the eighth annual Culinary + Cocktail Clash, a fundraising event to benefit the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF), presented by Coca-Cola. The community event was held on June 2 at the GardenWalk in Anaheim.  Culinary teams,...