What You Should Know About Mumps

You have probably heard about the recent outbreak of mumps in Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) identified more than 100 cases of mumps this year, a significant increase from the ten cases identified in 2016. The DOH confirmed that the disease has affected adults and children, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, and none of…

Finding Balance With the Race Car Litmus Test

Sustaining high personal performance over time requires a balanced life. Much like the way the four wheels of a Daytona 500 race car can make or break the race, if just one of your “wheels” becomes disproportionate to the others, a breakdown is inevitable that can sabotage your success. So how can you ensure a…

Way to go to Wash, Rinse, Sanitize.

Proper washing and sanitizing of food equipment, includes dishes, tableware, pots & pans, cutting boards… yes, anything that food touches. Improper cleaning and sanitizing is an important process that helps prevent food borne illnesses. Dishes from the dining room that will go thru a dish machine need to be scrapped of food and trash, then…

New Member Profile: Ai Kahu Culinary Solutions

Ai Kahu Culinary Solutions was founded by Tina Rogers, a professional chef with over 15 years of experience in kitchens ranging from The Patina Group, The Ritz Carlton, Roy’s and Chef Mavro.  Tina began her career as a chef, by graduating from culinary school in 2001.  From there she began working in the culinary industry,…

Getting your workers to buy in with workplace safety

By Chad Lindsey, DTRIC Insurance Risk Consulting Manager The health and safety of your employees and customers should always be your main priority. Keeping your staff safe helps best maintain their physical and mental well-being, and upholds worker morale. And a safe business operation protects the reputation of your livelihood. Work-related accidents also affect the financial…

National Safety Month

June is National Safety month, which makes this a great time to reinforce the importance of safety in the workplace. In the restaurant industry, you are constantly moving and taking on tasks that require heavy lifting, use of sharp tools, walking across slick surfaces, or working with various temperatures. Most of the time the hustle…

HRA 2017 Annual Meeting Recap

On May 10, over 75 HRA members gathered at The Kahala Hotel & Resort for the HRA Annual Membership Meeting. Highlights of the meeting included: Announcement of HRA Pavilion at the Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo on July 12 & 13 at the Blaisdell. Legislative report including the controversial minimum wage bill that HRA…