NRAEF’s Summer Institute Brings Teachers to NAU as Students

Posted: Monday, September 26th 2016 at 2:08 PM

From June 26–July 1, 2016, NAU’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Management’s (SHRM) state of the art kitchen served as the location for trainings offered by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation in basic cooking and kitchen management. Sixteen instructors from across the nation administered a course for high school culinary and restaurant management instructors. The full certification takes place in three parts over three summers. The 2016 Level Two program, was the successor to summer 2015’s Level One installation of the same course (story HERE).

 “It was a smashing success,” said Chef Mark Molinaro, chef lecturer at SHRM.

The program even included a field trip to the luxury Sedona restaurant L’Auberge.

“The chef and the general manager put on a spread of food and wine for us…it was a really fun night,” Molinaro remembers.

In summer 2017, SHRM will host the third and final program for the completion of the certification. For more information, contact Molinaro at

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