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The second edition of Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts maintains first in class content but has been updated throughout to reflect new standards in the industry. 2e also includes an entirely updated and expanded teacher's resource package as well as exciting new digital options. For a list of notable changes, check out the Explore page.
Educators can also access the Bridge Document for a comprehensive transition guide.
 
For more information about purchasing Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts and available packages, go to the Purchase Products page or get in touch with the National Restaurant Association Academic Sales Team by emailing textbooks@restaurant.org
To request a teacher eBook, email textbooks@restaurant.org. Please provide your name, school name and district and school email address in the message. 

With national and local support from industry members, educators, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and state restaurant association partners, ProStart® reaches nearly 140,000 students in more than 1,800 high schools across 50 states, the Territory of Guam and at Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe and the Pacific.

From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime. Find out more at chooserestaurants.org

Please contact your State ProStart Coordinator.  You can locate your Coordinator at the following link: www.chooserestaurants.org/Programs-and-Scholarships/Prostart-for-Educators/Coordinators.
Students are required to pass the Foundations Exam to earn a Certificate of Completion for each Level. 

ProStart Students can earn their Certificate of Achievement by completing the Level 1 and Level 2 courses and passing both exams. Students seeking their COA are required to document 400 hours of work experience and demonstrate workplace competencies. Go to the Exam and Certificate Resources page within this site to take an exam, track progress and more.  
 
Absolutely! Several schools using the Foundations curriculum also include ServeSafe materials and certification in their course. Reach out to the sales team at textbooks@restaurant.org to learn more and get information about bundling options. 
Pearson will continue to service 1E Foundations products. Contact Pearson at (800) 922-0579.
If you have switched over to 2E Foundations and still have 1E Exam vouchers/Answer sheets, you can contact our Sales team at textbooks.restaurant.org to see if you are eligible for the Exam Exchange Program.
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