Our Mission

We will strive to promote the health and prosperity of the foodservice industry by investing in our youth and our workforce.

We’ve got your back

California Restaurant Foundation

We empower California’s restaurant workforce through education, scholarships, and emergency assistance.  The California Restaurant Foundation is proud to honor the rich diversity of the foodservice community in California through our programs and services where by all we serve feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability or any other bias.

Our Board

The CRF Board of Directors is comprised of individuals at the highest level in the hospitality industry. They are invested in our mission and committed to a thriving restaurant community. Meet our board!

Get Involved

Be a mentor, host a fundraiser for Restaurants Care, blog about us, be a guest speaker.  Our supporters bring our programs to life. Sign up here!

Our Stories

See what we’ve got cooking! The CRF News blog has our latest stories and updates. On the CA ProStart Instagram we share everyday food adventures from our 9,000+ students and on our Restaurants Care Instagram we show stories of hope and community. Join the conversation.

Our Supporters

We can’t do this work alone! CRF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit supported by individuals, businesses and charitable foundations that share our mission of empowering CA’s thriving restaurant workforce. Click here to see our annual partners, donors and friends!
Our Programs

Investing in Our Restaurant Community

Youth Programs


Restaurants Care


Our Team

Jot Condie

President + CEO

Alycia Harshfield

Executive Director


Erin Mascho

Director of Development


Natalie Tong

Program Director


Annual Partners