News: Education Foundation

  • Jan 13
    2017
    Preparing for ProStart Competition

    The winter weather may be frosty, but in Texas, the heat is on, the competition is fierce, and the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition needs you. One of the largest of the state ProStart competitions in the country, approximately 340...

  • Nov 16
    2016

    In a history-making move, the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) partnered with TOPGOLF for the first time to host a simultaneous, red-hot, four-city golf competition, raising over $55,000 for TRAEF programs and initiatives....

  • Feb 10
    2016

    The competition was fierce at the first Texas ProStart Invitational regional competition produced by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation in Frisco January 30. Twenty-two high schools sent 35 teams, a total of 168 culinary and...

  • Dec 7
    2015

    The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation launched texasprostart.com, a new website designed to connect high school culinary arts and restaurant management students and educators with professionals in the Texas foodservice industry. The...

  • Sep 28
    2015

    What were you doing on September 21, 2015 from 6pm - 9pm? If you ask any of the 45+ Texas ProStart Culinary Arts students from five Fort Worth ISD High School Campuses the answer would be a resounding . . . "Cookin' Up Da Beef!" The Marquis on...

  • Aug 31
    2015

    The Texas Restaurant Association's (TRA) philanthropic organization, TRA Education Foundation,  teamed up with Texas-based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. to provide 17,000 Dickies chef coats, at a value of more than $350,000, to high school students...

  • Jun 18
    2015

    The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) is proud to announce Chef Rhonda Obenhaus, Caprock High School, Amarillo, Texas is the 2015 Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation Educator Excellence Award recipient. The...

  • Apr 21
    2015

    Spearheaded by Chef Mike Erickson, culinary instructor at John Connally High School (a Texas ProStart school), TRUE BEEF: From Pasture to Plate had its first official public screening during SXSW Edu in March. The documentary, directed by...

  • Apr 17
    2015

    There are many reasons I joined this Texas ProStart class. I joined to learn more and different ways to cook. What I have gotten out of this class are skills that I have used at my new job at a Bar-B-Q restaurant. For example, I learned how to...

  • Mar 31
    2015

    On March 28, the top 12 culinary teams and top 12 restaurant management teams traveled to Waco for the Texas ProStart Invitational State Championship. For the third year in a row, the Academy of Culinary Arts & Hospitality at Byron Nelson High...

  • Mar 26
    2015

    The food service industry is an important part of the United States economy and supplies around four million jobs. The ability to cook for yourself can help you to not only care for yourself but can also help people to lead healthier lifestyles....

  • Mar 16
    2015

    History has shown that Texas ProStart students are not what you typically envision when you think "high school student." They are disciplined. They are passionate. They care about cooking up a successful future. Kyle Chase, a senior at Byron Nelson...

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