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WRA Education Foundation

The Future of the Industry Starts Here.
The non-profit arm of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, the WRA Education Foundation mission is to promote food service as a professional career path, attract and educate future leaders of the industry and provide affordable, quality training and education for those already working in the industry.

Impact in Numbers

  • $750,000+ in scholarships awarded since 1983
  • $35,000+ in scholarship awarded annually
  • 95 Wisconsin high schools offer ProStart curriculum
  • 9,500 students are touched by the ProStart curriculum
  • 2 Wisconsin ProStart educators have received national awards for excellence in education
  • 3 Wisconsin teams are ProStart Invitational National Champions

WRA Education Foundation programs and events make a have an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of young people in Wisconsin. Get involved!

ProStart for High Schools   ProStart® for High Schools
A nationwide, two-year program for high school students interested in a career in foodservice.
Scholarships   Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in industry programs.
College Programs
  College Programs
Development programs and competitions for culinary arts and hospitality management students.
Foundation Events
  Foundation Events
Connect with foodservice professionals while supporting a meaningful cause.

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The WRA Education Foundation vision is to advance professionalism through education, scholarships and community involvement to ensure the future success of the foodservice industry.

To support the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a tax-deductible charitable contribution, contact Susan Quam at 800.589.3211 or pledge your support online.

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