HRA 2017 Employee Appreciation and Excellence Awards Recap

On Monday, March 20, 2017 at The Kahala Hotel and Resort, over 200 Hawaii Restaurant Association members and guests were in attendance to witness over 40 employees of various Hawaii restaurants and food service companies receive awards during the Employee Appreciation and Excellence Awards ceremony. In addition, this year HRA added a new category –…

Kick Starting Wellness in Restaurants

Starting a new wellness program or initiative can be a challenging thing to do in any workplace, and even more challenging when you work in a restaurant. With employees working across multiple shifts, and having inconsistent schedules, it can be difficult to get everyone on the same page. Here are some basic tips for getting…

A Growing Industry…..

This is a very busy time for the Restaurant Industry in Hawaii. There are great new restaurants opening every month to join the great ones that have been operating for some time. With the addition of new condo buildings comes retail space dedicated to restaurants. The West side is growing with many residential projects, followed…

February Membership Mixer Recap

The HRA membership mixer at Luibuenos in Kapolei on Tuesday February 21 attracted a good turnout of over 65 members and guests. There is a fast growing West side community that shows a lot of potential to grow the HRA membership. Thank you to our sponsors Il Gelato, Full Sail Brewing and Pacific Digital Signs…

HRA’s 11th Annual Hall of Fame Award Nominations

              Nominations are now being accepted for the Hawaii Restaurant Association’s 11th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner – HRA 70th Anniversary Celebration. We’re looking for the names of people or companies that have: Contributed to the enhancement of the restaurant and foodservice industry. Provided service to the industry…