Exciting New Benefit with HDS

Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) is the leading dental benefits provider in the State, offering the largest network of participating dentists in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. As an affiliate of Delta Dental, the largest dental insurer in the nation, HDS members also have access to a nationwide network throughout the United States. The Hawaii Restaurant Association…

New Member Profile – Sustainable Island Products

Sustainable Island Products is a family-owned, Hawaii-based distributor of more than 450 compostable and recyclable products. We supply eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to many single-use items routinely used in Big Island restaurants, grocery stores, schools, hotels, and offices. SIP’s product lines include cold cups, deli containers, hot cups and soup containers, cutlery, plates, clamshells, napkins,…

HRAEF – Tis the Season of Giving and Gratitude

As the season of giving and gratitude is upon us, the HRAEF would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge some of our dedicated volunteers who have donated their time, professional expertise and in-kind items to help further our mission over the past month. Mahalo to our new advisory board member David Gutierrez,…

December 2019 Executive Director Message

2019 was an amazing year! From building new relationships to continuing to build upon our lifelong partnerships, I am beyond grateful for the many successes this year has provided. As we prepare for the New Year, it is important to take a look and revisit the many events that made 2019 so successful. At HRA,…

Be on the Lookout for Food Recalls and Outbreaks

Is your business aware of the latest food recalls and outbreaks? Receiving news updates and alerts through websites provided by government agencies (e.g., CDC, FDA, USDA, and FoodSafety.gov), food safety consulting services, or other reliable resources can help you stay informed about these situations. By using these resources, you can make quick, informed choices to…

New Member – Pizza Press

Sarah and Phil Nguyen, the local owners of The Pizza Press, were first introduced to The Pizza Press at its original location in Anaheim, across from Disneyland.  They were instantly drawn to the concept, the personal and warm service, and of course, the delicious handcrafted pizzas. It has been a long desire for them to own their…

Hawaii Restaurant Digital Marketing Workshop

Hawaii’s first restaurant digital marketing workshop- Nov 12 highlights: From Hawaii’s largest chains to mom & pops, more than 110 restaurant locations were represented when 56 attendees flocked to the Outrigger Canoe Club for a day of comradery & learning. 9 speakers covered an array of topics sharing best practices & technological updates including Yelp,…

Potential Scam

There is a SCAM going around nationally that all HRA members should be aware of. If you receive a letter or invoice from a group calling itself ‘National Hotel and Restaurant Association’. The invoice is for a Membership and Directory Listing Notice.  DO NOT answer or pay this invoice. This group has no affiliation with…