The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Chicago, IL

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association.

Founded in 1987, the NRAEF was originally designed to strengthen and support the industry by providing high quality, educational and awareness programs created to professionalize the workforce, particularly in the areas of food safety and restaurant management. The NRAEF developed more than 200 educational products, services and certifications, enabling it to be the leader in industry education.

In 2008, the NRAEF refined its mission to focus on a commitment to enhancing the restaurant industry's service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities.