Meet the demand for skilled, engaged employees.

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Build a Better Restaurant Workforce

With an Affordable Education Solution

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Attract more talent by offering the benefits that matter most to today’s frontline employees.


Provide a path for career and educational advancement at every step of the restaurant career ladder.


Develop a workforce of loyal, invested employees; reduce turnover and lower external recruitment costs.

Maximize Your Return on Educational Investment With Restaurant Employee Training

Purdue Global provides education programs for restaurant employees that can be quickly mapped to your internal training. In addition, we award significant credit for prior learning and experience—you save time and money; your employees gain new skills and knowledge.*

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Purdue Global can create tailored training programs to address your organization’s unique needs.

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Full-Scale Offerings

From course bundles to certificates to undergraduate and master’s degrees, we offer comprehensive restaurant employee education programs.

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Employees can gain a valuable education—with no out-of-pocket tuition and no debt.

What Our Restaurant Employee Training Partners Think

Restaurant and Hospitality Industry News and Insights

  • Press Release
    Papa John’s and Purdue Global Partner to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Tuition Benefit Program

    Innovative partnership offers all the ingredients for affordable education to further career growth for team members.

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    Generational Differences in the Workplace

    One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to today’s workforce—five generations of workers means five approaches to work. Learn how to adjust to a multigenerational workforce.

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According to Gallup, having an engaged workforce results in a 20% sales increase and improved customer relationships.

Purdue Global Leadership Team for Restaurant Training Programs

When you establish an employee education partnership with Purdue Global, you will collaborate with a team of experts with years of service and experience in your field. Click on a photo to meet our team and find their contact information.
Naomi Brezi
Naomi Brezi
Vice President, National Partnerships

Phone: 908-803-5773

As vice president, Naomi Brezi leads the national strategic partnerships team in forging and strengthening relationships with Fortune Global 500 companies to build and develop performance and organizational workforce development strategies. An experienced and knowledgeable performance executive and trusted advisor, she is passionate about helping clients achieve their business objectives and solve complex business issues.

Naomi is a graduate of New York University with a dual degree in finance and international business and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in leadership and performance strategy. She serves as a regional leader for the Network of Executive Women (Carolinas region) and actively supports and volunteers at A Child’s Place and Second Harvest Food Bank. Naomi enjoys time with her family, travel, and entertaining.

Naomi Brezi
Vice President, National Partnerships
Karmen  Spear
Karmen Spear
Executive Director, National Partnerships

Phone: 717-377-0251

Karmen Spear is a strategic, results-oriented leader who works closely with our corporate and community partners as executive director, national partnerships. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University), graduating summa cum laude, and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Leadership and Management with a concentration in human resources. With a keen understanding of gainful employment and career services, Karmen is able to offer our corporate partners a student’s viewpoint as well as that of a senior manager in corporate America. Focused on leadership, mentoring, and providing options for traditional and nontraditional students, Karmen understands how to drive change and embrace transformation in business.

Karmen previously served as vice president of operations with Citi and Costco, and as a senior manager and leadership specialist for organizations such as American Express and MasterCard. She has also worked extensively in higher education with Kaplan Test Prep, supporting the admissions process and career services.

Karmen Spear
Executive Director, National Partnerships
Chris Motz
Chris Motz
Executive Director, Regional Partnerships

Phone: 301-739-2680

As executive director for strategic regional partnerships, Chris Motz leads the effort to bridge the skill gaps that corporate and community organizations have identified as areas of great need. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Huntington College, a Master of Divinity from Huntington College Graduate School of Christian Ministries, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Ball State University. Chris is also a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and is currently enrolled in the Executive Juris Doctor program at Concord Law School of Purdue University Global.

In previous roles, Chris served as president of Hagerstown Business College, Kaplan College, and as an area president for Kaplan University. His combined experience in higher education and multilevel education environments enables him to drive strategy and partnership development that leads to positive growth outcomes for both the organization and the individuals who make it happen.

Chris Motz
Executive Director, Regional Partnerships
Matthew Cote
Matthew Cote
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships


As executive director, strategic partnerships, Matt Cote leads the effort to provide educational solutions to the corporate business community and community college systems in the northeast region of the United States. Over the past decade, Matt has served in various positions in higher education, including admissions and operations, and most recently served as a campus president for the Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) Augusta, Maine, campus. His passion for higher education and workforce development drives him to meet the unique business needs of each client across all industries.  

Matt is very active in the communities across New England and serves as a board member of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Studies from the University of Southern Maine, and his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.

Matthew Cote
Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships

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Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

*Purdue Global does not guarantee the transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

†Refers to recipients of the Advantage Tuition Grant. Depending on the alliance partner, the Grant may cover the difference between eligible alliance organization employee tuition assistance and the cost of completion of a Purdue University Global degree. Students who choose to take out supplemental loans are responsible for their repayment in full, including interest and fees, and thus do not receive a no-cost, debt-free education. Reduced tuition recipients are not eligible for other Purdue Global scholarships, grants, military tuition reductions, tuition vouchers, or other reductions or Purdue Global Tuition Cap or ExcelTrack™ pricing.

‡Source: Gallup, State of the American Workplace, 2017.