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Foundation News

Find out what's been going on with competitions, events and our programs.

Texas ProStart Program

Preparing students for careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

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Invitational Competition

Texas ProStart high school students compete for scholarships in restaurant management and culinary competitions.

Round It Up America

A simple program that invites restaurant patrons to donate pocket change by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar.

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ServSafe for Educators

Connect with and learn from other industry professionals

Professional Development, Educators

Growth opportunities through training, our annual conference and externship.

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Support the Foundation


The TRA Education Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, was established in September 1994 and operates to meet the educational needs of the foodservice industry. The mission of the TRA Education Foundation is to provide 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
  • Provide industry based education to culinary educators in an effort to reach new standards in high school foodservice education.


Have questions? Contact the Foundation or call 800-395-2872.