Restaurant Ready

Feeding Dreams. Building Futures.

Restaurant Ready is a national program dedicated to helping people acquire the basic work and life skills necessary to pursue jobs in the hospitality industry and jumpstart a pathway to independence.

Launched in 2016 to support young adults who are not in school and/or employed, the Restaurant Ready program has now been effectively used with entry-level jobseekers and employees of all ages. Restaurant Ready’s competency-based framework and interactive adaptable materials engage, inform, and prepare individuals for restaurant and hospitality careers.

Program Benefits

  • Restaurant Ready provides training for entry level employees in six work-ready competency areas defined by the restaurant industry
  • The competencies are designed to help people acquire the skills, discipline and confidence to start a job and stay employed
  • Restaurant Ready links work-ready individuals to local employers and has a positive impact on the social and economic wellbeing of the community
  • In addition to community-based organizations, Restaurant Ready includes the support of the NYS Restaurant Association

Restaurant Ready 6 Competencies

  1. Personal Responsibility
  2. Communication
  3. Attitude
  4. Learning
  5. Customer Service (Empathy)
  6. Industry Specific Skills