California Restaurant Association

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California Restaurant Association

The California Restaurant Association strives to be the definitive voice for this vibrant business, infusing our member restaurants’ signature creative spirit into our own mission as we help move the industry forward.

Website: http://www.calrest.org
Location: California, USA
Members: 20
Latest Activity: May 13, 2011

California Restaurant Association

As the oldest restaurant association in America with more than 100 years experience, the CRA offers industry insiders unparalleled insight into the state's vibrant restaurant and hospitality industries. We constantly strive to simultaneously improve the restaurant business and to breed the next generation of food service leaders, ensuring the future of this vital industry.

With more than 90,000 eating and drinking establishments currently operating in California, an estimated $56.7 billion in food and drink sales in 2009 and the generation of $4.5 billion in California sales tax per year, restaurants are indisputably a driving force in both the state employment and revenue sectors. More than 1.4 million food industry jobs are currently in existence and there will be 1.6 million jobs in this field by 2020*.

The CRA is proud to support an industry that is not only known for its creativity and innovation, but also for its significant impact on the general well-being of California. We hope that you will join us in enhancing industry opportunities for success and in keeping California’s restaurants and cuisine unique, exciting and fresh

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Comment by Michael L. Atkinson on May 13, 2011 at 3:51pm
Hi, I hope CRA members take advantage of the discounted rates for the Foodservice Social Media Universe conference in San Francisco, September 18-20. 2011. Go Here.

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Comment by William H. Bender on April 29, 2010 at 1:21pm
All Santa Clara/San Jose region CRA member- We need to rally against Santa Clara County Supervisors regarding the TOY BAN ordinance! Call offices now and WRITE letters.

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Comment by William H. Bender on April 29, 2010 at 1:17pm
Newport Harbor High School is off to Kansas for the ProStart Nationals. You are the best in California - Have fun!
Comment by Leslie Huffman on March 10, 2010 at 9:39am
What an exciting weekend to watch high school culinary students who are part of the ProStart curriculum to make a three-course meal in one hour with two butane burners! WOW. I was impressed and so was the audience. Newport Harbor High School in Orange County swept both competitions, Culinary and Management. These kids are the ones to watch. Imagine what the culinary landscape will look like in 10 years with high schoolers starting at such a young age. Congrats to all of the participating students.
 
 
 

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