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National Restaurant Association - Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence

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Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence

Sharing industry passion

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation brings together outstanding servicemen and women for each year for the Armed Forces Forum for Culinary Excellence. The event, at the Culinary Institute of America Greystone Campus, features hands-on cooking activities, interactive seminars, mentoring and career-coaching. 

The students receive guidance and feedback from CIA instructors and leading food service executives, suppliers and other industry leaders. The week-long educational program aims to develop the servicemen and women’s culinary skills. Seminars and cooking activities focus on areas that will enhance their military food service skills, as well as inspire long-term hospitality careers.

The forum also provides an opportunity for restaurant industry leaders and sponsors to engage with those serving our country, provide mentoring and participating in roundtable discussions with participants. All costs training are funded by the NRAEF.

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