Colorado's restaurants serve as an engine of economic growth, generating significant sales and tax revenues for the state. They provide career and employment opportunities for individuals of every age, background and skill and experience level.


Carolyn Livingston
Communication Director
(303) 830-2972 x 117
(484) 802-5424 (cell)
Sonia Riggs
President & CEO
(303) 830-2972 x 113
(720) 937-3992 (cell)

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recent news + events

January 10, 2018
Register Now! Blue Ribbon Reception, January 10, 2018
Join us at our annual CRA Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception to kick off the legislati... read more >>
December 13, 2017
Hospitality News December 13, 2017
On the Fly Video Newsletter, December Edition
December 6, 2017
Hospitality News December 6, 2017
Kick off the Legislative Session at our Blue Ribbon Reception January 10 read more >>
December 5, 2017
Colorado Gives Day - Support your Foundation
The Colorado Restaurant Foundation invites you to participate in Colorado Gives Day t... read more >>
December 1, 2017
Minimum Wage Increase January 1, 2018
The 2018 Minimum Wage rates are $10.20/hr for full minimum wage, and $7.18/hr for tip... read more >>
November 29, 2017
Hospitality News November 29, 2017
New CO2 Rules In Effect January 1st in Denver read more >>
November 15, 2017
Hospitality News November 15, 2017
Advocacy through Food: Call for Restaurants for Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception read more >>
November 14, 2017
Restaurant Manager Apprenticeship Program
Attend an information meeting on November 28 to learn more about this program. Click ... read more >>
November 8, 2017
CRA 2017 Minimum Wage Survey
A year after the minimum wage was voted in, please tell us how the changes have affec... read more >>
November 8, 2017
Hospitality News November 8, 2017
New Minimum Wage Rates as of January 1 read more >>

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Restaurant Owners – The CRA is a full-service solution for every type and size of restaurant. We are powerful advocates for the industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. And we’re committed to offering meaningful benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business.

Service Providers - Companies that serve restaurants have a strong ally in the CRA. Our restaurant members look to the CRA members first when seeking products and services, they also make the real connections with service providers at local and state events.

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