Student Spotlight: NRAEF Supply Chain Scholarship Recipient Rachael Litwiller


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 Rachael Litwiller

Home: Mesa, Arizona

Class Status Fall 2020: College Senior

College: Johnson & Wales University-Online

Major/Field of Study: Foodservice Management

Years Working in Restaurant Industry: 4

Longest Restaurant Employer: JWU Denver Culinary Storeroom

Award Amount: $5,000

What are your plans in the industry? After earning my degree, I would like to travel, perhaps to New York to work under a well-known hotel or restaurant.

Quote: I want to work in this industry because of the connections it opens for communication with other people. I love the way people light up when you provide a delicious meal that they can afford. I can see myself working in this industry until I take my last breath.

Author: Supply Chain Scene