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WRA Education Foundation Contact:

Connie Fedor
Education Foundation
Executive Director


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Foundation Programs
The Future of the Industry Starts Here.

Impact in Numbers

  • $850,000+ in scholarships awarded since 1983
  • $39,000+ in scholarships awarded annually
  • 100+ Wisconsin high schools offer ProStart curriculum
  • 6,300 students are touched by the ProStart curriculum
  • 2 Wisconsin ProStart educators have received national awards for excellence in education
  • 3 Wisconsin teams are National ProStart Invitational Champions

WRA Education Foundation programs and events make a have an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of young people in Wisconsin. Get involved!

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Wisconsin ProStart®

ProStart® is a college prep program to introduce hospitality curriculum and skills to high school students.

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Student Competitions

College and high school students compete in culinary and management competitions at the Midwest Foodservice Expo each March.

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Scholarships for foodservice and hospitality students help ensure we recruit promising new talent to our industry.

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ServSafe® Training

Certification programs for food safety, alcohol service, allergies and more.

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Continuing education for foodservice professionals is available through seminars held at the Midwest Foodservice Expo.

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Giving Back

Volunteer to be a student mentor to high school and college students pursuing careers in foodservice.


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The WRA Education Foundation vision is to advance professionalism through education, scholarships and community involvement to ensure the future success of the foodservice industry.

To support the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a tax-deductible charitable contribution, contact Connie Fedor at 800.589.3211 or pledge your support online.

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