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RAMW Worker Relief Fund

During this challenging time as businesses and individuals navigate the Coronavirus and its impact on industry, RAMW members Hook Hall started Hook Hall Helps to support restaurant and food service industry workers who may need assistance with supplies, community support, family meal, and more.

RAMW's Education Foundation, Educated Eats, has partnered as a conduit to receive donations which Hook Hall Helps and Educated Eats will work together to distribute to support worker relief measures. 

Donate to the Coronavirus Worker Relief Fund


Please make donations via check to: 
RAMW Education Foundation (Educated Eats)
Mail to:
1625 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Please include: WRF Donation on the memo line.

Your donation to the RAMW Educated Eats Coronavirus Worker Relief Fund in partnership with Hook Hall Helps is tax deductible. RAMW Educated Eats Tax ID: 20-0703265.

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Founded in 2004, Educated Eats (501(c)3) advocates for the value of employment through the restaurant and foodservice industry and is committed to creating the next generation of culinary professionals.

Through Educated Eats, RAMW helps public school districts and local community colleges design and implement culinary education programs, provides scholarships to promising culinary students and seeks new partnerships outside of the public school system, in an effort to serve more challenged populations.

Educated Eats scholarships are designed to assist individuals who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to the restaurant industry. Scholarships are provided to both high school students pursuing a course of undergraduate culinary study, as well as to those already active in the restaurant industry who are interested in opportunities to return to school to refresh and deepen their skill set. 

Past Educated Eats scholarship recipients have gone on to graduate at the top of their classes at some of the nation’s finest culinary schools, like the Culinary Institute of America and Johnson & Wales.

Educated Eats scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified applicants who meet the following criteria. An applicant must:

  • Be a US citizen or have permanent residency and be a resident of Washington, DC metropolitan area
  • Have applied and gained acceptance into a full-time culinary/hospitality related post-secondary program with plans to enroll in a minimum of four semesters
  • Be currently enrolled in, or have graduated in the past year, from a high school that offers quality culinary education coursework OR have a minimum of 400 hours of restaurant/foodservice work or internship experience. Proof of work experience is required in the form of a letter from your employer or mentor
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or be in the top one third of your class

Applications to be considered for 2020 scholarships will be available soon.

For more information, please contact RAMW at 202.331.5990 or


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