October Executive Directors Message

A big Mahalo to everyone who helped us celebrate our 13th Annual Hall of Fame and Congratulations to all of this year’s inductees. It truly was an honor to be a part of the evening’s magic!   And, we couldn’t have done it without all of our inductees who dedicated themselves to our industry, 16…

Hall of Fame 2019 –24 Karat Culinary Magic

You could feel the magic in the air as you arrived at the Sheraton Waikiki, there is something very special about Waikiki sunsets. And, on September 23rd, the sunset was a glorious golden color!   As all of our 500+ attendees arrived to our 13th Hawaii Restaurant Association Hall of Fame, everyone’s focus was on…

4th quarter mixer

Who won the prize for doing the famous Chicken Dance? Helen Chang of Nella Media! I have a feeling that she has been practicing or has done this dance before. Gordon Biersch at Aloha Tower was the location of the Fall HRA mixer, held October 7th. Along with the great views of a stunning sunset,…

Scary photos – NOT Trick OR Treats

October is always time for scary treats. Here are some photos of things I come across. These should all be avoided by Basic Sanitation 101. Do any of these conditions exist in your restaurant? We are all pretty good about cleaning things that are easily reached, but how many managers/Chefs look behind and under your…

New Member Profile – Pyramid Insurance

Pyramid Insurance, a locally owned and one of the largest insurance agencies in Hawaii, is proud to be a member of the Hawaii Restaurant Association.  They are a full-service insurance agency that has access to the major property and casualty insurance companies and brokers which enables Pyramid Insurance to offer its customers a wide range…

Executive Directors Message

The one thing that all of the inductees to our Hall of Fame has in common is that they all contributed greatly to our foodservice & business industry. They planted a seed that grew into a thriving business that supported our local families. They taught by example and showed that hard work can be rewarding.…