The CRA Educational Foundation (CRAEF) strives to guarantee that tomorrow's restaurateurs and industry professionals receive the training and education they need to succeed. This support is provided through the provision of scholarships, grants and school-to-career vocational training.
Chair Rob DeLiema BJ's Restaurants, Inc
Vice Chair Rob DeLiema
Second Vice Chair Joleen Goronkin People and Performance Strategies
Immediate Past Chair Fred Glick Karl Strauss Brewing CompanyCannery Row Management Company/Sardine Factory
President + CEO Jot Condie California Restaurant Association
Members William H Bender, FCSI, W.H. Bender & Associates Erika Borg, Unite-LA Diana Delonis, Culinary Institute of America At Greystone A. Thomas Ferdinandi, Milano Restaurants Int'l. dba Me-n-Ed's Pizzeria Richard R. Frank, Lawry's Restaurants, Inc. Gary D. Freund, Gary D. Freund Michael R. Hawkins, Green Street Restaurant Bill Main, Bill Main & Associates Phyllis Ann Marshall, FCSI, FoodPower Inc. James Martin, Red Lobster Carolyn D. Olsen, Coca-Cola Refreshments (Foodservice) Gary Prell, Centerplate Margie Schubert, Jerry & Margie Schubert Family Foundation Rebecca W. Simms, The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Philip H. Singerman, Norm's Restaurants Barrett Snider, Capitol Advisors Group Bob Spivak, Grill Concepts, Inc. dba Daily Grill & The Grill On The Alley Maureen Trippe, Round It Up America Ray Villaman, Fireside Pizza Company
Emeritus Russ Bendel, Habit Restaurants, LLC James Burke, Ph.D., The Collins College of Hospitality Mgmt. - Cal Poly Pomona Jerald Chesser, Ed.D., The Collins College of Hospitality Mgmt. - Cal Poly Pomona Guy Fieri, Johnny Garlic's David E. Stockman, Lawry's Restaurants, Inc.
Honorary Joe Brodie, Leverage Buying Group
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