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Professional Certifications and Training
ServSafe Suite of Products
ServSafe is the industry’s leading food safety certificate training. It’s also serving up new products to help you attract and retain talent. Train your team to safely serve alcohol or treat guests with food allergies, and ensure your work environment is safe for all employees. Whatever your training needs, ServSafe has you covered.
ServSuccess is a career development platform designed to provide restaurant industry employees with job training that will advance their careers while providing them the skills to increase job performance.
PRLA members receive 20% off each registration
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is globally recognized for providing high-quality hospitality learning solutions for industry employees and employers.
Members save 20-40% on EI training materials, professional certifications, and hospitality education, including its foundational program Guest Service Gold.
Restaurant Ready is a national program that engages and empowers young people between the ages of 16 and 24, who are neither enrolled in school nor working. This program helps them learn skills to help them pursue a path to employment and lifelong success.
PRLA and the PRLA Educational Foundation support several Restaurant Ready programs in Pennsylvania.
Restaurant Ready Programs in Pennsylvania
Café Momentum is an award-winning restaurant and culinary training facility. Its mission is to transform young lives by equipping Pittsburgh’s justice-involved youth with life skills, education, and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.
FRESHstart Kitchen, a program of the Chester County Food Bank, educates and prepares under or unemployed residents for opportunities and sustainable employment in the foodservice industry.
The Monkey & The Elephant
The Monkey & The Elephant is Philadelphia’s first and only non-profit coffee shop employing and supporting former foster youth. The year-long transitional employment program supports young adults who have histories in the foster care system by providing paid work experience with intentional training and coaching.
YES to the Future
YES to the Future is a program by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit that helps young adults ages 16-24 improve through educational achievement and prepares them for success in the workplace through general training, as well as skills specific to the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Organizations ready to get started with the program should complete the Restaurant Ready inquiry form and contact Hope Sterner, PRLA director of education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National ProStart Collegiate Passport includes information about post-secondary schools and programs that offer college credit or scholarships to ProStart students who have earned the ProStart National Certificate of Achievement. The Passport is updated annually.
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Prepare high school students for a successful and fulfilling career in hospitality using the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s Hospitality & Tourism Management curriculum. It aligns with national standards and highlights the skills hospitality leaders are looking for in their employees today.
Temple University School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (STHM)
Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) – The PRLA and PRLAEF are proud to partner with Temple University School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management to provide professional development opportunities for our members.
All PRLA-member employees admitted into the Master of Science in Hospitality Management or Master of Science in Travel and Tourism will receive a guaranteed $4,000 scholarship towards the program (in addition to a potential merit scholarship). The application fee will also be waived for members of PRLA.
High School Training
Feeding Dreams. Building Futures. ProStart develops today’s high school students into tomorrow’s restaurant and hospitality leaders. This program is a two-year, industry-backed culinary arts and restaurant management course for high school students. Students finish the program ready to join the workforce and make an immediate impact in restaurants and foodservice.
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Prepare high school students for a successful and fulfilling career in hospitality using the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute’s hospitality and tourism curriculum. It aligns with national standards and highlights the skills hospitality leaders are looking for in their employees today.
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