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John Marshall High School Receives Texas Food & Wine Alliance Grant

SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 24, 2023) – In 2022, the Texas Food and Wine Alliance granted John Marshall High School, a Texas ProStart high school, the $5,000 Favor Delivery Grant for Local Restaurants. Under the leadership of Chef BJ Salter, the John Marshall High School culinary arts program provides tools for diverse Alamo City students to thrive in hospitality industry careers. 

Grant funds will allow the school to purchase coffee equipment to establish a morning café. The student-driven project would allow socioeconomically diverse students to purchase chef coats and other necessities while providing real-world experience to help jumpstart culinary careers. 

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Formed in 1937, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) serves as the advocate and indispensable resource for the foodservice industry in Texas. As a leading business association, the TRA represents the state’s $87 billion restaurant industry, which encompasses more than 53,000 locations and a workforce of over 1.3 million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Foundation, the workforce development arm of the TRA, the association proudly continues to protect, advance, and educate a growing industry as the TRA enters its 86th anniversary year. For more information, please visit

Established in 1994 by the Texas Restaurant Association, the Texas Restaurant Foundation (TRF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building and maintaining a strong professional foodservice workforce in Texas. Leveraging the latest skills, tools, and certifications, the TRF creates pathways of opportunity for one of the state’s largest and most diverse industries. The organization’s flagship program is Texas ProStart, an industry-based, two-year high school culinary arts and restaurant management program that reaches more than 25,000 students across 215 high schools in Texas. The TRF also supports restaurants in times of crisis; for example, in 2020, the TRF established the TX Restaurant Relief Fund to raise and distribute more than $3.5 million to support over 800 independent restaurants and their employees through the COVID-19 pandemic.