The Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation (IRAEF) is proud to offer the ProStart® Program to you through our partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). You are a part of a program that reaches nearly 140,000 students in more than 1,800 high schools across all 50 states, the Territory of Guam and at Department of Defense Education Activity Schools in Europe and the Pacific!

Talk to your teacher or counselor about taking the ProStart classes. The program blends classroom learning with mentored work experience to teach you the management and culinary skills needed for a career in the hospitality industry. You’ll learn in the classroom, gain experience working side-by-side with the industry’s top professionals, and test your skills at the state competition!

From culinary techniques to management skills and more, this industry-driven curriculum provides real-world experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.