Friday, May 14, 2010

Food Network's Tim Allen partners with NRAEF for
Salute to Excellence

At the 2010 National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's (NRAEF) 23rd annual Salute to Excellence gala, Food Network host Tim Allen will emcee a specialty fashion show benefiting the NRAEF's youth development programs. The fashion show will spotlight style in foodservice apparel and gear from this year's National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show exhibitors.

"It is thrilling to be a part of such an exciting and original event," said Allen, host of the culinary competition series "Chopped," in a statement. "The restaurant and foodservice industry is an environment that fosters innovation and creativity, and this fundraiser supports the future leaders of the industry while mixing trends in food and fashion--an inspiring combination."

In addition to the fashion show, the NRAEF will recognize the students, educators and industry legends it has named as its 2010 honorees. For more information about the Salute to Excellence, visit