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Restaurant Ready™️

Restaurant Ready is a national program dedicated to helping people acquire the basic job and life skills necessary to pursue jobs in the restaurant and hospitality industry, and jumpstart a pathway to independence.


How it Works

  • Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) partner with NRAEF and their State Restaurant Association (SRAs) to provide training in six work-ready competency areas defined by the hospitality industry. These competencies are designed to help participants acquire the skills, discipline, and confidence to start a job and stay employed.
  • The State Restaurant Association links individuals to local employers and community-based organizations provide wrap-around services to eliminate any barriers to success.


Restaurant Ready Program Goals

  • Establish the hospitality industry as a suitable place for first jobs, and as a model of employment, development and advancement.
  • Foster collaboration between community organizations, state restaurant associations, and employers.


Are you an operator interested in learning more? Reach out to Victoria to get started!