It is the mission of the Texas Restaurant Foundation to provide educational opportunities for restaurant careers in Texas. Your contributions benefit not only talented and dedicated students, but also the restaurant and hospitality industry as a whole.


The Texas Restaurant Foundation (TRF) relies on partners and individual donors to help fund critical programming and advance our mission of putting passionate people on exciting and rewarding industry job paths. All Foundation supporters have a direct impact on the 25,000+ Texas ProStart students enrolled in culinary arts and restaurant management courses in their high schools. TRF helps connect the classroom to the career, and, therefore, continues to offer resources to high school and college graduates working in the restaurant industry.

Did you know that Texas ProStart is taught in more Title 1 high schools than any other state? This means, our programs are directly connected to encouraging more students to stay in school and graduate. The stronger our programs are, the more students they impact and the more lives we help change. Something as critical as a high school diploma to something as rewarding as a successful career all starts with YOUR donation. Thank you!

Your donation helps fund:

  • TRF scholarships
  • Student mentoring programs
  • Student internship programs
  • Educational programming
  • Workforce development opportunities

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Become a Sustaining Partner

TRF’s Sustaining Partners allow the nation’s largest SRA Foundation to achieve its strategic goals and promote its mission throughout the industry. Your investment in TRF also fosters business development opportunities, brand marketing, and philanthropy, while impacting thousands of lives and empowering a strong workforce. There are many exciting and innovative ways to engage with TRF and we are looking forward to welcoming you.

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