Our Mission

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

California Restaurant Foundation

We change lives through restaurants. Our powerful combination of training, education, scholarships, and relief grants creates a foundation for our restaurant community to thrive.

CRF was founded in 1981 as a scholarship fund and has since evolved into a holistic and innovative restaurant nonprofit.

Serving everyone at the heart of restaurants. The California Restaurant Foundation celebrates the enormous diversity in California’s foodservice community 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!

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 Team

Jot Condie

President + CEO

Alycia Harshfield

Executive Director


Erin Mascho

Director of Development


Natalie Tong

Program Director


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Kiara Jimenez

Program and Events Coordinator