Hospitality News December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017






EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

January 10: Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception, Registration Open

 

 



RESTAURANT INDUSTRY LEADERS MEET WITH THE GOVERNOR

The CRA met with Gov. John Hickenlooper last night for a roundtable discussion on topics important to our industry. We thank the Governor for his hospitality and interest in learning more about us and to share his experiences with us as well.

Gov Dinner

 


ADVOCACY THROUGH FOOD: BLUE RIBBON LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION

Commonly referred to as the most popular reception of the season among legislators, the CRA Blue Ribbon Reception always draws a large crowd. Restaurants are a powerful economic force, yet legislators and special interest groups introduce dozens of bills and regulations each year that could hurt the ability of restaurants to stay open. Join us at our annual CRA Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception to kick off the 2018 legislative session and show our state legislators the full force of our industry!  Register Today!

Wednesday, January 10 6:00 – 8:00 pm
History Colorado Museum 1200 Broadway Denver, CO 80203

 

Want to engage in another way? We are actively recruiting restaurants to participate in this year’s event.  Participating restaurants must be able to provide 250 tastes, your own serving and cooking equipment and staff. If you are interested in participating, please complete this form.  Any questions, contact Nicolle Montgomery at (303) 830-2972 or nmontgomery@corestaurant.org

 


2017 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY

Want a reminder of what issues we faced at the legislature in 2017? Every year the CRA works diligently to track, monitor, and analyze the hundreds of pieces of legislation that are introduced each year. By prioritizing the bills that are affecting the restaurant community and business climate in Colorado, we are able to educate lawmakers and impact their opinions to ensure policy outcomes are favorable for restaurants and thousands of workers. Take a look at the 2017 Legislative Summary here.


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE COLORADO RESTAURANT FOUNDATION ON COLORADO GIVES DAY

More than 5,000 Colorado foodservice employees will face a crisis next year. The Colorado Restaurant Foundation has launched the Angel Relief Fund to support restaurant employees in need. There isn't an industry out there that cares for people like we do. It is an honor to care for the people who make every meal possible! You can still make a donation to help seed this fund. Make your donation here.

 

 


DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S HOT?

Want the latest food and menu trends for 2018?  The National Restaurant Association released the results of the 2018 “What’s Hot” forecast. Every year the NRA reaches out to more than 1,000 chefs and survey their predictions on what restaurant themes, food and menu trends will be popular in the coming year. Quick answer… “Local, vegetable-forward, and ethnic-inspired menu items will reign supreme on menus in the upcoming year. Guests are implementing these trends in their own lifestyles and want to see them reflected in the food they eat at restaurants. In response, chefs are creating more items in-house and turning to global flavors to infuse their menus.”  You can find the 2018 What’s Hot results here.


ICYMI - New Laws for 2018

+ 2018 Minimum Wage rates are $10.20/hr for full minimum wage, and $7.18/hr for tipped

+ There are new requirements on CO2 systems in Denver. Are you compliant?

 


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CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December 12: Northern Colorado Chapter Meeting

December 25-26: CRA Offices Closed

January 1-2: CRA Offices Closed

January 10: Annual Membership Meeting

January 10: Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception

January 28: Drink Red Wear Red

 

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

January 8: ServSafe Manager Certification - Gunbarrel

January 22: ServSafe Food Manager Certification – Denver

January 23: ServSafe Alcohol Certification – Denver

*Pre-registration required

 

 


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