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Upskilling to Beat the Labor Shortage

By David Faro To see a complete list of the training opportunities available through your membership, visit the Hospitality Association Education Foundation (EF) website.  If you have questions or need

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Hospitality Graduate Degree (Why?)

Dr. Don Martin, Ph.D Despite the professional success of many who did not earn a college diploma, it is becoming clear that earning an education matters. In addition, an undergraduate degree

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Hospitality Association Backs FareStart Apprenticeship Program

OLYMPIA Aug. 31, 2017 – The Washington Hospitality Association is excited to support FareStart’s recently launched Foodservice Apprenticeship Program. The program will help lower-income foodservice workers gain skills and employment

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Tuition Assistance Partnership Announced

Washington State University announces tuition assistance partnership with Washington Hospitality Association for online MBA, EMBA PULLMAN, Wash. (Sept. 08, 2017) — A new educational partnership between Washington State University (WSU)

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Amazon’s $1MM Challenge Match: Donate & Dine to Transform

Amazon’s $1MM Challenge Match: Donate & Dine to Transform Lives Amazon is matching all donations and restaurant revenue up to $1 million for 25 days in recognition of FareStart’s 25th

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Golf FORE! Education! (September 19, 2017)

Make sure that you reserve your space in the 2017 Golf FORE! Education Golf Tournament on September 19, 2017 at Washington National Golf Course. Register HERE

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Washington Hospitality Partners on Job Board with ESD

Washington Hospitality and the Employment Security Division have teamed up to provide a (free) and robust online job board aimed at uniting employers with job seekers.  With the full backing

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Bonney Lake High School Wins Bite of Apprentice!

Since 2012, the ACF Washington State Chefs Association has hosted the Bite of Apprentice, a fundraiser that brings together apprentices from restaurants and students from schools to compete for having

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Nancy Jewett, Educator for Lewis and Clark High School Management Team

Nancy Jewett is the ProStart educator from Lewis & Clark High School, whose management team took first place in the Sysco 2017 Washington State ProStart Invitational.  Each year, students from

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The 2017 Washington State ProStart Educator of the Year, Joanie Pringle-Jones!

The Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation (WHAEF) works hard to keep its ProStart program active in its partner schools, but the ones who put even more work into keeping it

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Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking

We’re thrilled to announce that Businesses Ending Slavery & Trafficking (BEST) and the Washington Hospitality Association Education Foundation (WHAEF) have formed a new partnership to continue to raise awareness of

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Handling Beef

How do you know if your staff is safe? Make them ServeSafe!  Raw Beef Beef should be chilled immediately after it is received. Since meat freezes at 28F and microbial

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Project Taste Test

Through a partnership with PepsiCo Foodservice, Project Taste Test is an ongoing video series that features leading industry executives and gives advice to ProStart students seeking a foodservice career.  Click

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Check Out the Bayview School of Cooking!

The Bayview School of Cooking offers classes in cuisines from around the world and the Pacific Northwest.  They also have classes for kids!  Check out their webpage for more information.

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2017 Sysco ProStart Invitational Winners and Awards

2017 Winners Culinary First Place: Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor Second Place: Bonney Lake High School, Bonney Lake Third Place: Heritage High School, Vancouver Management First Place: Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane