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.
Secure additional resources to support people not currently connected to school or work.
Provide a national standard assessment for job-readiness skills.