Associations Partner to Serve Up Future Leaders for Food Service Industry
Two restaurant and food service associations are working together to help foster the industry's next generation of leaders.
The National Restaurant Association is partnering with the Women’s Foodservice Forum to develop and encourage a new generation of leaders for their industry.
The WFF will provide leadership development resources—including certification programs, a virtual library of learning materials, and an online community for users to connect and share with industry peers—through the National Restaurant Association’s eLearning platform.
Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, said in a statement announcing the move that the restaurant and food service industry is projected to add 1.3 million jobs over the next 10 years.
“The demands of our industry are great, from increasing economic pressures, changing regulatory concerns, and competition for workers,” Sweeney said. “Leveraging the expertise of Women’s Foodservice Forum will allow us to enhance our efforts to address these challenges and ensure the industry’s future success.”
Fritzi Woods, president and CEO of the WFF, said in the statement that “research has shown that developing leadership skills early in your career is critical to advancing sooner.” Stated Woods:“Organizations who invest in their emerging leaders see results that drive better business performance.”