Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation

A nonprofit organization

The current, powerful need for qualified employees in the hospitality industry is expected to continue through the next decade, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  The challenge is particularly acute when the decline in the number of the traditional teenage workers is factored in. There is a substantial need for management personnel, many of whom graduate from national and regional hospitality management programs. 

The Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation (HMEF) seeks to
challenge this dilemma by working with students, educators, schools and industry partners to effect long-term change in the education and training of the next generation’s workforce.  

Your contributions will help drive our success.

Your donation will help ProStart, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program and the related industry-supported scholarship opportunities for students who will go on to pursue advanced degrees in hospitality, gain
a better understanding of the industry and deliver exceptional service
on behalf of their employers.

 About the programs:

ProStart is a two-year high school curriculum for culinary arts and foodservice management, which includes classroom study, mentored work experiences, and the ProStart Invitational competition. 86 Minnesota high schools offer ProStart programs, reaching more than 5,500 students annually.

The Hospitality & Tourism Management Program (HTMP) is high school curriculum that introduces students to the hospitality and tourism industry.  The curriculum covers a broad range of topics from property and facilities management, food and beverage, events, sales and marketing, and leadership skills.

To learn more about the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation and its programs, watch this short video:

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Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation

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2520 University Ave SE Ste 201
Minneapolis, MN 55414



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