Established in 1994 by the Texas Restaurant Association, the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The TRAEF provides resources to help restaurateurs confront educational and labor challenges with the latest innovations in education, technology, and training.
The Foundation's mission is to provide opportunities for restaurant careers in Texas. The organization's flagship program is ProStart, an industry-based, two-year high school culinary arts and restaurant management curriculum. .