Executive Director’s Message

On behalf of The Hawaii Restaurant Association, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who participated in this year’s Hawaii Hotel and Restaurant Show!   Both attendees and exhibitors alike gave us very positive feedback. It was great to connect with our members and we can’t wait for next year’s show!  …

HMAA New Partnership brings value to HRA Members

For HRA Regular members and other qualified HRA employers throughout the state, our new benefit plan offering with HMAA will bring value to your employees and their families.   Preferred Pricing Take advantage of preferred pricing through the HRA Association Health Plan.   You Have Choices Choose from benefit-rich or low-cost plans to suit your company’s…

Hawaii Mocktails 2019 Event Recap

The Hawaii Restaurant Association and DTRIC Insurance partnered with the state’s best bartenders & mixologists and the winners are: Those who know how to have fun while enjoying alcohol-free beverages! Yes, HRA believes that having alcohol should be a choice. By offering mocktail options alongside classic cocktails, drinking and dining establishments are creating an inclusive…

The Hawaii Hotel & Restaurant Show Recap

A partnership made in Hospitality Heaven! The Hawaii Restaurant Association, The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association and The Honolulu Star Advertiser’s Star Events team held the premier hospitality trade show in the state at the Convention Center on May 29th and 30th, 2019.                   The show provided…

HRAEF/PROSTART NEWS

As we wrapped up the 2018-19 school year, the Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (HRAEF) was very honored to award  a ProStart student the  first scholarship from the foundation! Jimmy Nguyen from Farrington High School completed all of the requirements to earn his Certificate of Achievement (COA) which is a nationally recognized credential issued by the…

New member Real Gastro Pub

REAL gastropub is truly the first REAL gastropub in Honolulu, Hawaii. Embracing the craft beer culture, we travelled throughout the Pacific Northwest, East and West Coast and visited numerous locations to capture the REAL essence and characteristics of a true gastropub.  After searching for the ideal location in Honolulu for almost three years, REAL gastropub…

Sunset at Cinnamon’s Mixer Recap

HRA’s Sunset at Cinnamon’s kicked off at 5:30 p.m. on May 20th at Cinnamon’s at the Ilikai.  Guests mixed, mingled, enjoyed winning raffle prizes and took in Waikiki’s beautiful sunset while enjoying the food provided by Cinnamon’s and IL Gelato. Mahalo to Young’s Market, Hawaii Volcanic Water, Il Gelato David Livingston, and Kaiser Permanente for…

Message from the Executive Director

Aloha!   Your Government Affairs Committee & Chair, Victor Lim may now take a well-deserved breather for the next 2 weeks. Then, we will be starting up our committee meetings again, strategizing on how we will be uniting as an industry, along with our industry partners, HLTA, HFIA & HCC for next year’s legislative session.…