|IRA Educational Foundation|
Committed to Developing Tomorrow’s Foodservice Leaders Today!
The IRA Educational Foundation is dedicated to working with high school students to build the hospitality workforce through career exploration, workforce development and connections to post-secondary education.
The IRA Educational Foundation has awarded almost $2.5 million to deserving students pursing Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management in college. To complete the online application, please CLICK HERE.
On Saturday, February 6th, the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (IRAEF) will welcome fifteen Culinary teams and nine Management teams comprised of high school ProStart students from across the state to compete in the 15th Annual Illinois ProStart® Invitational, a full day of culinary and restaurant management competitions. The event, held at McCormick Place, is hosted by the IRAEF, Title Sponsor SYSCO-Chicago and Host Sponsor SAVOR...Chicago.
Provide Summer Jobs for ProStart Students and Support our Future Industry Leaders! For more information about summer hiring please send an email to ProStartProgram@illinoisrestaurants.org.