• Giving Tuesday

    Support our Texas ProStart program and other Foundation initiatives by helping us reach our $250,000 Giving Tuesday goal by November 29.

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  • Texas ProStart

    Texas ProStart is a high school culinary program to set students up for a future in the restaurant hospitality industry. We have schools all across the state and are growing every year!

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  • CETC

    The Culinary Educators Training Conference is for culinary educators in the state of Texas to brush up on their skills, and give them the tools they need to educate students.

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  • Support the Foundation

    It is the mission of the Texas Restaurant Foundation (TRF) to provide educational opportunities to build and maintain a strong professional foodservice workforce in Texas.

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  • President’s Circle

    The President’s Circle is an endowment for the Texas Restaurant Foundation. Members of the President’s Circle are the Foundation’s highest donors and are fully committed to its sustainability.

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Welcome to the Texas Restaurant Foundation

The Texas Restaurant Foundation was established by the Texas Restaurant Association in 1994 as a 501c3 non-profit organization, to focus on providing the necessary resources to help restaurateurs confront educational and labor challenges with the latest innovations in education, technology, and training. The Foundation’s mission is to offer educational opportunities for restaurant careers in Texas.
 
The Foundation’s primary goals and objectives are to promote public awareness of careers in the foodservice industry, enhance educational opportunities by providing professional development training for new and existing personnel, and to provide industry based education to culinary educators in an effort to reach new standards in high school foodservice education. It is the mission of the Texas Restaurant Foundation to provide educational opportunities for restaurant careers in Texas. Your contributions benefit not only talented and dedicated students, but also the restaurant and hospitality industry as a whole.

Your donation to the Texas Restaurant Foundation goes a long way to support the students and young professionals in our industry. Thanks for your support!

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Texas Restaurant Foundation Data

It is the mission of the Texas Restaurant Foundation (TRF) to provide educational opportunities to build and maintain a strong professional foodservice workforce in Texas.

$74
Billion Dollar State Industry
50
Thousand Locations Represented
119
Thousand Letters Sent to Legislators
85
Years of Experience Representing Members

Foundation Sustaining Partners

Thousands of students and teachers rely on the educational programs and career initiatives produced by the Texas Restaurant Foundation. Partnership support is crucial to these programs. Thank you so much to our current Sustaining Partners for their continued support of the Foundation. To become a sustaining partner, contact Ben Knorr.

  • Beef Loving Texans
  • Ecolab
  • Ben E. Keith
  • auto-chlor
  • Texas Mutual
  • Coca-cola
  • United HealthCare
  • Dairy Max
  • Sysco
  • Collin College
  • Dallas College
  • BMI
  • Higginbotham
  • workstream