ProStart is a two-year high school culinary arts and restaurant management program.
In California, the CRA Foundation runs the ProStart program in 140 public high schools – reaching 13,500 students. Many of the schools we serve are under-resourced and are in disadvantaged communities.
ProStart allows young people to dream beyond their neighborhood and discover their passions.
CRAF connects the restaurant industry with the classroom to provide unparalleled learning experiences.
CRAF is proud to keep hands-on learning in high schools through field trips, teacher professional development, industry guest speakers, competitions, scholarships and job-training.
The CRA Foundation is a non-profit that is 100% supported by our industry partners, charitable organizations, and volunteers. Help the good work continue!
Each year more than 500 volunteers bring lessons to life! Join us. Volunteer opportunities include being a guest speaker, hosting a field trip, supporting events, and being a guest blogger.
Get Your Company involved
Corporate sponsors make our work possible! Consider sponsorships a hybrid philanthropic/marketing opportunity. We offer industry-facing and student-facing sponsorship opportunities.