New Member Profile: Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

Founded in 2000, the award-winning Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory is the nation’s first tree-to-bar operation. North Carolina natives Bob and Pam Cooper own and operate the Keauhou-Kona plantation and factory to produce single-origin chocolate exclusively from 100 percent Hawaii cacao. A member of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Seal of Quality program, OHCF offers milk,…

Setting Goals for the New Year

It’s a new year, and for most of us that means it’s time to set some goals for the next twelve months – and hopefully stick to them. Those who set goals in advance are ten times more likely to achieve them than those who do not. Here are some tips on setting resolutions to…

Quenching the staffing quandary

A solution for the biggest business challenge Hawaii Restaurant Association [HRA] members encounter, has arrived! HRA Culinary Jobs Hawaii will support employee recruitment and retention for all aspects of the food service industry. The comprehensive jobs portal was created by a partnership between the HRA and Oahu Publications Inc., Hawaii’s largest media company and publisher…

HRA Holiday Party Re-cap

On December 4, 2017 over 175 HRA members and guests celebrated the Holiday Season at WISP Restaurant and Lounge in Waikiki.  The party provided something for everyone!  There was a raffle with great prizes, party games for the young at heart, a photo booth to unleash your playful side and of course a visit from…