Hospitality Industry Education Foundation

NMRA supports the hospitality community.  By donating to the Hospitality Industry Education Fund,  you join us in that support. HIEF is a multi-faceted foundation that provides assistance to industry workers, provides scholarships for continuing education and funds the statewide ProStart Program, helping high schools students gain vital skill for careers in hospitality. These programs are unique to NMRA and we are the only ones providing these services. We appreciate you considering HIEF when you give, and as always “Give where you live.”

Serving NM Fund

An Employee Assistance Fund for New Mexico Restaurant Workers. The Serving New Mexico Fund offers financial assistance to restaurant and other hospitality workers facing an unanticipated hardship.


The Hospitality Industry Education Foundation (HIEF) awards thousands of dollars of scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. These scholarships enable the next generation of leaders to meet the growing need for a skilled workforce in the hospitality industry.

ProStart Program

The ProStart® program is a two-year curriculum designed to teach high school students the culinary and management skills needed for a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry. Students also have the opportunity to participate in paid internships where industry managers mentor them. 

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