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 culinary students for a fun and interactive “mini mentor” session....
Winners of the 2019 CA ProStart Cup

Winners of the 2019 CA ProStart Cup

The state’s top student entrepreneurs, chefs, and innovators went head-to-head in the 17th annual CA ProStart Cup presented by BJ’s Restaurants on March 15+16 in Pomona, CA. The competition was fierce as students competed for major scholarships. Taco Bell...
Brian Murphy Wins Educator of Excellence Award

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

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...