The Washington Restaurant Association Education Foundation is the leading solutions resource for training, education and career development for Washington state’s hospitality community. We sponsor ongoing training featuring topics specifically tailored to restaurants. Our programs include advanced food safety, alcohol serving and food allergies. All of the Education Foundation programs are designed so that food service establishments can either use the curriculum in-house by certifying a manager to teach the program or send their staff to a classes offered by the Education Foundation. All programs offered meet or exceed the state regulations in the programs area of focus. We play an integral role in the future of our industry. In tandem with the National Restaurant Association we have developed and support culinary arts and hospitality management training in 50 high schools in Washington through ProStart. ProStart®, a nationally accredited restaurant school-to-career program, is designed for high school juniors and seniors. ProStart prepares students for careers through academic and workplace experience. Students classroom experience is combined with paid internships with industry professionals.