Upcoming ServSafe Classes & Exam

ARE YOUR TEAMS SERVSAFE FOOD MANAGERS CERTIFICATES UP TO DATE?? THERE ARE UPCOMING CLASSES ON OAHU AND MAUI OAHU – NOV 17 & 18 – 2 HALF DAYS, WITH THE EXAM ON THE 2ND DAY. THIS IS BEING HELD AT THE PIZZA PRESS IN AIEA FROM 7:30 TO 10:45 YOUR STAFF WILL BE BACK IN…

Family Meal Kits – Do Them Safely

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and we are all thankful for our health, continued hope for the future, and especially thankful that 2020 is almost over!! Make sure your Family Meal Kits are properly cooked AND cooled!! Probably the biggest growth in your restaurants sale mix are To-Go and Family Meal Kits. To Go orders…

HRAEF Fundraising Opportunities

The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has two fundraising opportunities that you won’t want to miss. First, the HRAEF has their annual fundraiser where your donations will aid our Hawaii ProStart Program and our future workforce and foodservice industry. However, due to COVID, we are having a virtual fundraiser this year instead. Currently ten local…

Member Call to Action- BILL 40

We at the Hawaii Restaurant Association desperately need your support.  As many of our members rush to be in compliance with Honolulu County’s (DFWO) Disposable Food Ware Ordinance’s January 1st deadline, we are calling ALL our members to action. If you didn’t know already – The Hawaii Restaurant Association & The Hawaii Food Industry Association…

November 2020 Executive Directors Message

NOVEMBER 2020 HRA Executive Director Message     With Thanksgiving a week away, I would like to take a moment to express our gratitude to everyone that supported the Hawaii Restaurant Association & our foodservice industry this past year.   First, a big Mahalo to the people that made the Hawaii Restaurant Card possible. Governor…

Restaurant Promotions with the Hawaii Restaurant Card

Restaurant Promotions with the Hawaii Restaurant Card   While the Hawaii Restaurant Card remains available till Dec 15, 2020, certain restaurants are offering special deals and promotions for HRC Cardholders.   Having these special deals and promotions around the HRC helps to drive more traffic to various local restaurants.   HRA created a special offers…

New Member Profile – HONBLUE

NEW MEMBER PROFILE – HONBLUE + Black Friday Deals on Social Distancing Essentials   This year with COVID-19, we’ve seen the importance of community and how our state can come together to work through this pandemic. It impacted us all and most of us had to pivot our business to survive.   HONBLUE had to…

Contact Tracing the Easy Way

Are contact tracing regulations and touchless menu options getting you down? Get compliant the easy way. No more pad and pen!   Create a simple Contact Tracing form that is touchless with a QR code! Totally customizable to your brand! SAMPLE CONTRACT TRACING FORM (View the code through your phone’s camera. You will be prompted…

October Message from Chairman Greg Maples

Aloha As we start October, the overall feeling I have for this month is gratitude and hope.  I am so grateful for all the work that has been done in the last six months by so many.  One of the constant and consistent parts of the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) over the past months has…