New Member Profile: RHS Distillery

Our mission is to offer our consumers locally produced, made with Aloha, thoughtfully crafted spirits using the highest quality ingredients available and transfer them into unique affordable luxury liquors and spirits supporting Hawaii Farmers and Honolulu Businesses. RHS Distillery’s vision is to excel in liquors making craft in Hawaii state combining old and new traditional European and American…

The ProStart event of the year

The National ProStart Invitational (NPSI) took place May 8-10 in Washington DC and boy was it an event to remember! High school students from around the country competed in the categories of Culinary and Restaurant Management. The teams represented at NPSI are the state champions from 46 different states and were competing for some impressive scholarships…

New Member Profile: JPG Hawaii

We are JPG Hawaii, a full service design and production company for the digital age. We Bring Brands to Life through Design + Print.   JPG Hawaii was founded in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2001 by three Hawaii born brothers with a dream. Originally starting as a small family business, JPG Hawaii has grown into one…

May is High Blood Pressure Education Month

Heart health is a key component in your overall wellness. It is important to know and understand your blood pressure level and take steps to reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure, or manage it appropriately to avoid complications. Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, and many may not know they…

HOKU’S CHEF DE CUISINE ERIC OTO

Immensely talented O’ahu born and educated Eric Oto is Chef de Cuisine at Hoku’s, the fine dining restaurant at the legendary Kahala Hotel & Resort. Oto grew up with strong family ties to both the land and the ocean and is a fisherman, craftsman, farmer and cultivator. Eric Oto’s passion for the culinary arts began…

HMAA ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH HRA

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA) has partnered with the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) to be HRA’s exclusive PPO Association Health Plan offering.   In making today’s partnership announcement, HMAA’s Executive Chairman John Henry Felix said, “We are delighted to bring to HRA’s members extensive health and wellness benefits and savings normally associated…

Message from the Executive Director

Aloha!   Did you pre-register for The Hawaii Hotel & Restaurant Show? Contact me for your complimentary entry pass. We also have just a few booths left, reserve yours today!   https://hawaiihotelandrestaurantshow.com   Our Government Affairs Committee has been very busy and as our Legislative Session comes to a close (May 2nd). Please take a…

HRAEF Kickoff Event takes the industry by storm!

The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (HRAEF) is proud to announce that their Kickoff Event “Let’s Get Cooking” was a monumental success! With representation from all corners of the industry and food prepared and served by high school culinary students from Pearl City, Castle, Kaiser and Kaimuki High Schools, the event was a gastronomic delight…