Sanitizing Food Contact Surfaces

In foodservice kitchens, food comes into contact with numerous surfaces throughout the production process, including cutting boards, countertops, knives and other utensils.  Things small enough to go through the dishwasher will get sanitized during that process.  But we need to ensure that all food contact surfaces are properly sanitized.  If not, there will be cross-contamination…

2016, A Year for the Books…….

2016 was a year full of great strides and interesting challenges. The state of our Country is uncertain with the recent Presidential election. What will happen to minimum wage? What about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Will the incoming administration be supportive of the food service industry? We will be pushing to make it so.…

HRA Annual Holiday Party Recap

The annual HRA Holiday Party was on held on December 5th at Bill’s Sydney at Waikiki Beach Walk.  Over 150 members and guests attended.  It was a festive evening with the Noelani Cypriano trio performing their greatest  hits and holiday classics. Amazing food was providing by Bill’s Sydney, and drinks were courtesy ofWaikiki Brewing Company,…

HRA November networking mixer recap

On November 14, over 80 HRA members and guests enjoyed a beautiful sunset, great pupus and thirst quenching libations at Tiki’s Grill and Bar. Thanks to our sponsors, Michael Miller of Tiki’s Grill and Bar, Full Sail Brewery, Young’s Market, Waikiki Brewing Company, and Il Gelato Café. Member mixers are a great opportunity to connect…

Food Temperature Control Basics

As you know (I hope!), some foods need Time and/or Temperature Control for Safety.  We call those foods TCS Foods (formerly Potentially Hazardous Foods, PHF), and they’re the ones that support bacterial growth.  The temperature danger zone for these foods is 41° – 135°.  When TCS food is in that range bacteria grow rapidly.  Foods…

New Member Profile: BLT Market

BLT Market, a farm-to-table concept restaurant, highlights the best of Hawaiʻi’s regional and seasonal offerings. Located in Waikiki’s Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, the restaurant features a daily-changing menu with a focus on fresh ingredients and products from Hawaiʻi purveyors and farmers. From an all-day menu, brunch on weekends, an overnight menu and pau hana menu, BLT…

New Member Profile: Peter B Food Safety Audits

Providing safe food to your guests has become an important part of any restaurant or foodservice facility. With more comprehensive regulation, plus our customers growing awareness of what happens at your operation thru the internet and social media, ensuring safe food is more critical than ever. Getting and keeping the Green Placard on your front door, and preventing food…

Executive Director’s Message: November 2016

We’re already tired of hearing about it but it has just begun……… Talking about what happened on Tuesday as Donald Trump won the Presidential Election. This has created much talk in the media and business World. Many questions unanswered. Here’s one, how will President-Elect Donald Trump effect the Food Service Industry? We are not yet…