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    There are 37 item(s) tagged with the keyword "CRAEF".

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    1. CRAEF, Darden Restaurants partner to advance industry-driven education programs


    (Sacramento, March 20, 2014) – The California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF) has received a $2,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc. The grants program, now in its third year, empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to help award a $1,000 grant to support local community programs.

    Tags: CRAEF, Darden
    2. 2014 California ProStart Cup: San Diego, La Quinta high schools come out on top

    (SACRAMENTO, March 19, 2014) – Students from San Diego High School and La Quinta High School claimed victory at the 2014 California ProStart Cup Awards Reception Monday at the Sacramento Convention Center. Twenty-seven high schools from across the state participated in the 12th annual event, presented by the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF).

    Tags: CRAEF, 2014 ProStart Cup
    3. 12th annual California ProStart Cup set for March 16-17 at Sacramento Convention Center

    (SACRAMENTO, March 6, 2014) – More than 200 high school students will descend on the Sacramento Convention Center on March 16 and 17 for the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (CRAEF) twelfth annual California ProStart Cup. The overall event includes the BJ’s Restaurants Management Cup, and the Boyd’s Coffee Culinary Cup. The convention center is at 1400 J St. in Sacramento.

    Tags: 2014 ProStart Cup, CRAEF
    4. The Cheesecake Factory Charitable Foundation to send California ProStart Cup winners to national invitational

    (SACRAMENTO, Feb. 20, 2014) – Contributions from The Cheesecake Factory Oscar and Evelyn Overton Charitable Foundation will ensure the winning culinary and management teams from the 2014 California ProStart Cup, presented by the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF), will go on to compete in the 2014 National ProStart Invitational May 3-5 in Minneapolis, Minn. The state competition will be held March 16-17 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

    Tags: 2014 ProStart, CRAEF, Cheesecake Factory
    5. Boyd’s Coffee proud to sponsor CRA Educational Foundation Competition

    (SACRAMENTO, Feb. 13, 2014) – Boyd Coffee Co., one of the oldest family-owned coffee companies in the world, based in Portland, Ore., will return as the title sponsor of the 2014 California ProStart Culinary Cup, the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF) announced today. The 12th annual competition will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center March 16-17.

    Tags: Boyd's, 2014 ProStart Cup, sponsor, CRAEF
    6. BJ’s Restaurants returns as ProStart Management Cup title sponsor

    (SACRAMENTO, Feb. 6, 2014) – Huntington Beach-based BJ's Restaurants Inc., in partnership with its BJ's Restaurants Foundation, will return as the title sponsor for the 2014 ProStart Management Cup, hosted by the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF). The 12th annual competition will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center March 16-17.

    Tags: BJ's, 2014 ProStart Cup, sponsor, CRAEF
    7. San Juan High to host Culinary Institute of America Master Chef Friday

    The California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF) and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) have teamed to bring a renowned chef to Sacramento for a live demonstration at San Juan High School, which will broadcast to culinary classrooms across California.

    Tags: CRAEF, foundation, Culinary Institute of America, Master Chef Dieter Dopperfeld
    By Angie Pappas
    8. Orange County restaurant industry leaders to present $11K contribution to local youth culinary education programs

    (ORANGE COUNTY, Oct. 17, 2013) – The California Restaurant Association (CRA) Orange County chapter will present a $11,000 contribution to local high school culinary and hospitality management programs at an event slated for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hyundai Sky Garden in Orange County.

    Tags: CRAEF, Orange County, mixer
    9. Charity donation site Causora features CRAEF, seeks restaurant participants

    The California Restaurant Educational Foundation (CRAEF) has joined forces with Causora, a start-up website that rewards charity donations with vouchers to local restaurants.

    Tags: causora, CRAEF, charity, restaurants
    By CRA Staff
    10. CRAEF to host Farm-to-Fork educator training series

    Twenty-five high school culinary and hospitality management educators will convene at the Art Institute Sacramento Saturday as part of a regional Farm-to-Fork Initiative workshop series hosted by the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (CRAEF). The workshop will include tips for establishing Farm-to-School projects and school gardens and developing and maintaining partnerships with local farms, as well as best practices on teaching healthy cuisine elements in the classroom.

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    The Assembly Health Committee met this week to consider AB 2130 (Pan), which seeks to repeal the state's “no bare hand contact” with ready-to-eat foods law that officially took effect Jan. 1, 2014.

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