Student Spotlight: NRAEF Supply Chain Scholarship Recipient Nicholas Cashman


The National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Expert Exchange, in conjunction with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, created a scholarship to help develop the next generation of Supply Chain leaders in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Goals of the 2020 program were as follows:

  • Attract foodservice focused students to careers and organizations related to industry Supply Chain Management
  • Empower individuals invested in restaurants and foodservice through financial and programmatic support
  • Advance skills and retention of current industry professionals to support retention

These scholarships are available to undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to foodservice and the restaurant industry who express a deep interest in supply chain management.

A total of eight $5,000 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship were recently awarded and we are featuring each of them individually.

NRAEF Supply Chain Scholarship Recipient Nicholas Cashman

Home: Orland Park, Illinois

Class Status Fall 2020: College Senior

College: DePaul, University

Major/Field of Study: Hospitality

Years Working in Restaurant Industry: 3

Longest Restaurant Employer: Spiaggia Restaurant Chicago

Award Amount: $5,000

What are your plans in the industry? I look forward to owning my own restaurant or leading a large team to success with a lot of ingenuity and out of the box thinking.

Quote: I believe that having a handle on data within the restaurant industry is critical to successful operations. Using better state of the art electronic platforms that are arising in the industry and learning to use them well, can make the difference of taking advantage of promotions that distributors are offering and assuring you get the inventory in time.

Author: Supply Chain Scene