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Proceeds from Indulge Milwaukee benefit the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation whose mission is to advance professionalism through education, scholarships and community involvement to ensure the future success of the foodservice industry. 

The Foundation, a 501c3 charitable organization, provides education and training to current industry professionals and tomorrow’s future leaders. Here’s a glimpse of what we do:

Scholarship Recipient


The foundation awards more than $40,000 in scholarships annually to bright and talented Wisconsin students pursuing a degree in the food or hospitality industry. These scholarships make a meaningful difference – and are an investment in the industry’s future leaders. 


Wisconsin ProStart® Program

The ProStart® program is a curriculum and mentoring program designed to introduce high school students to the skills needed for careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry. The program is available at more than 100 Wisconsin high schools, training more than 6,300 students annually.  


Wisconsin ProStart Invitational

A popular, intense and high-stakes competition where students showcase their culinary talents and management knowledge and receive feedback from the industry’s top professionals. The state champions represent Wisconsin at the National ProStart Invitational where they compete against their peers from other states.


ProStart Career & Industry Expos

One-of-a-kind Expos that blend a fun day of student learning, career exploration and cool experiences that introduce students to the vibrant hospitality and food industry. Each experience features behind-the-scenes venue operation tours, career exploration area showcasing diverse companies, culinary demonstration/skills lab led by top chefs, insider tips on preparing for interviews and the workforce, and networking with and getting advice from industry leaders.