HIOSH – Fines have gone up!!

As Employers, you need to keep a safe workplace for your staff as well as your guests. HIOSH is the department that inspects and enforces OSHA rules and regulations here in Hawaii. HIOSH covers facilities from the huge food and construction facilities, to the little corner restaurant. Your management team is responsible for employee safety.…

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HRAEF partners with Honolulu Coffee Company!

The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (HRAEF) has partnered with Honolulu Coffee Company, Hawaii’s finest coffee roaster, to create a special “Haumana Blend” which is special roast to support the ProStart Fundraiser which will provide much needed funds directly to our local high schools culinary programs! Honolulu Coffee Co. retail coffee shop locations throughout O’ahu…

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The Hawaii Dining Out Directory!

The Hawaii Dining Out Directory!    The Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Hawaii Dining Out Directory is the only list that is searchable by zip codes!    The Hawaii Dining Out Directory list has been updated with a new category for your guests to search, including: We accept the HRC-Holiday Business Card, Outdoor Dining & Meal Packs.…

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February 2021 Executive Directors Message

Aloha Members!! it is that time again and we are asking all of you for your much needed support with this upcoming legislative session. There are many bills being introduced that will affect how we do business and ultimately our continued existence. We have all had to endure many hardships over this last year and…

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The Hawaii Dining Out Directory

The Hawaii Dining Out Directory!   New Category: We accept The HRC-Holiday Business Card   The Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Hawaii Dining Out Directory is the only list that is searchable by zip codes!   The Hawaii Dining Out Directory list has been updated with a new category for your guests to search, including: We accept…

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Jenerate PR helps you tell your story

Jenerate PR helps you tell your story. In today’s dining landscape, it’s more important now than ever before to have strong marketing support for your restaurant. The Hawaii Restaurant Association would like to introduce our agency partner Jenerate PR. Jenerate PR is a full service public relations, social media, and marketing agency that specializes in…

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Chairman’s Message

It is hard to remember the worries of yesterday given what we’ve experienced over the past 10 months. Even now, it seems unthinkable that my message to you would be during one of the worst health crises in modern history. Without any doubt 2020 has been the most challenging year we have ever faced as…

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Executive Directors Message

The Hawaii Restaurant Association is starting 2021 looking at a brighter future, with a full calendar planned with various events. Our HRA Golf tournament is always enjoyed by all. I have been receiving requests for the date and the committee is currently working on it. More details to come! Volunteers are needed. Another upcoming event…

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Bill 40 Update!!

Due to the efforts of the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA); Hawaii Food Industry Association (HFIA); and Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Mayor Caldwell announced a 90-day “grace period” for the enforcement of Ordinance 19-30 (aka Bill 40).  This provides the opportunity for food vendors to deplete current inventories and for the Department of Environmental Services to…

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December 2020 Executive Directors Message

As we wrap up 2020 and head into 2021, I believe this is a great time to reflect on this year’s accomplishments.   We sent out over 229 email updates this year. These emails kept our industry well-informed on this year’s various developments from the CDC, The National Restaurant Association, Governor Ige’s Emergency Orders, all…

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The Hawaii Dining Out Directory

New Category: We accept The HRC-Holiday Business Card   Just in time for the holidays!   The Hawaii Restaurant Association’s Hawaii Dining Out Directory is the only list that is searchable by zip codes!   The Hawaii Dining Out Directory list has been updated with a new category for your guests to search, including: We…

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3 ways to donate to the HRAEF

The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has three fundraising opportunities that you won’t want to miss.   First, the Aloha for Hawaii Charities campaign is providing the opportunity to make a donation to various non-profit partners. When you donate through the Aloha for Hawaii Charities campaign, the charity receives 100% of your donation plus a…

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Upcoming ServSafe Classes & Exam

ARE YOUR TEAMS SERVSAFE FOOD MANAGERS CERTIFICATES UP TO DATE?? THERE ARE UPCOMING CLASSES ON OAHU AND MAUI OAHU – NOV 17 & 18 – 2 HALF DAYS, WITH THE EXAM ON THE 2ND DAY. THIS IS BEING HELD AT THE PIZZA PRESS IN AIEA FROM 7:30 TO 10:45 YOUR STAFF WILL BE BACK IN…

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Family Meal Kits – Do Them Safely

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and we are all thankful for our health, continued hope for the future, and especially thankful that 2020 is almost over!! Make sure your Family Meal Kits are properly cooked AND cooled!! Probably the biggest growth in your restaurants sale mix are To-Go and Family Meal Kits. To Go orders…

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HRAEF Fundraising Opportunities

The Hawaii Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has two fundraising opportunities that you won’t want to miss. First, the HRAEF has their annual fundraiser where your donations will aid our Hawaii ProStart Program and our future workforce and foodservice industry. However, due to COVID, we are having a virtual fundraiser this year instead. Currently ten local…

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