Hospitality News July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017



CRA EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

July 25: Nominations Due for CRA Chapter Board Positions
October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show – stay tuned for a killer key note speaker!

 

SCAM ALERT – BOGUS INSPECTORS ASKING RESTAURANTS FOR CC INFO OVER THE PHONE

It has been brought to our attention that a scam has been focused toward the restaurant industry. We wanted to pass along the information to ensure that you don't get ripped off!

SCAM ALERT from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Some restaurant owners have reported receiving a call from someone claiming to be an inspector. The "inspector" informed the facility owner that they needed to do an inspection and that for that inspection to be conducted, they were required to pay for it and the "inspector" needed their credit card information over the phone to cover the costs.  That's not us folks. We do not charge for inspections. All State and Local inspectors carry employee identification. If you get a similar call, or want to verify if someone is a health inspector, call the CDPHE at (303)692-3645 ext. #1.

 

DEEP DATA STATE OF THE INDUSTRY REPORT IS FREE FOR MEMBERS!

For the first time, the National Restaurant Association is providing the full 2017 State of the Industry as a free download for NRA members -- a significant member value, compared to the $325 non-member price. This is the most comprehensive outlook and overview of the quickly evolving U.S. restaurant industry. You'll find the report at Restaurant.org/SOI.  There will also be a State of the Industry webinar briefing for members and others on Tuesday, July 25, 12 p.m. MST. This comprehensive report, which projects industry sales of $799 billion in 2017, serves restaurant operators, industry analysts and suppliers the deep data, insights and most up-to-date industry trends available to increase sales, identify opportunities, develop growth strategies and more. It is an unparalleled look at the industry with statistics and analysis to shape your business and prepare it for the future of food.

PAC AT THE OPERA HOUSE DINNER

Please mark your calendars for our annual “Night at the Opera House” dinner to raise money for the Restaurant PAC. This year the event will be held from 6 pm until 9 pm on Tuesday, August 15 at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the same fabulous venue as in previous years. We hope you will consider joining us.

We have invited the entire nine-person Colorado Congressional Delegation to attend and speak. We will have guests from the National Restaurant Association in attendance as well to discuss the current federal political climate and the issues we are actively engaged in that directly impact restaurants. We’ll send more information soon.

Click here for the formal “Save the Date” reminder

 

CALLING ALL RESTAURANTS! PARTICIPATE IN THE DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL

Do you want to feature your restaurant in front of 5,000 food, wine and spirit enthusiasts?  Get on the list of the top eateries showcased during this week-long festival! The 13th Annual Denver Food + Wine Festival is a multi-day extravaganza of food, wine and spirits education, promotion and tastings, presented by co-sponsors Colorado Restaurant Association and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Colorado. Through these series of events, Denver Food + Wine Festival aims to highlight the best that Denver’s dining scene has to offer and further promote the city as a premiere culinary destination. Sign up HERE! For more information, contact Emily Zajicek, Colorado ProStart Programs Manager, 303-830-2972 x 149 or ezajicek@corestaurant.org.

 

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ON THE FLY - JULY EDITION
BREAKING NEWS!! NEW RULING ON TIPS IN COLORADO!! 

CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 20: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting

July 24: Pikes Peak Chapter Food Safety Training

July 25: Boulder County Chapter Meeting

July 25: Nominations Due for CRA Chapter Board Positions

August 8: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting

August 10: Durango Chapter Meeting

August 10: CRA Board of Directors Meeting

August 15: Mile High Chapter Meeting and Member Mixer

August 15: Annual Political Dinner

August 17: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting

September 5-10: Denver Food + Wine Festival

October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show – stay tuned for a killer key note speaker!

 

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

July 24: ServSafe Alcohol Certification course – Denver

July 25: ServSafe Food Safety Certification course – Denver

*Pre-registration required 

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