Earn While You Learn – Building a Career in the Restaurant Industry!

The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) apprenticeship programs provide both new and current restaurant and foodservice employees the opportunity to advance their careers and move into high paying line cook and management positions. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, apprenticeship is a win-win for both the employee and their company. 

The Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (DRAEF) has partnered with the NRAEF and the Delaware Department of Labor and Education to provide Apprenticeship Programs to both youth and adult populations in DE.




How it Works

In partnership with employers of all sizes, apprentices participate in a competency-based program involving on-the-job training and traditional classroom work.

As each skill and competency is mastered, apprentices advance in the program until all competencies are documented and completed. Depending on the ability and experience of the apprentice, the program takes approximately two years to complete.


Ready to get started on a pathway to success in the restaurant industry?

Click here to complete the Apprenticeship Interest Form.


Learn more about all of the ways Apprenticeship can work for you!