Hospitality News October 4, 2017

October 4, 2017







CRA EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show

 


LAST CHANCE TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THE COLORADO RESTAURANT SHOW

Register now for FREE access to the show floor and the option of a $25 full-access pass to education and events. Online registration closes on Friday, October 6. Onsite registration only after Friday. Industry members from all of the foodservice markets in the Rocky Mountain region will be here—will you? Don’t miss out on the smartest investment for your business this year. Register Today!


+ A few spaces are still available for the VIP Book Signing Event with Danny Meyer. The session takes place just prior to his keynote, and tickets are $150. Take this chance to get face to face time and get your questions answered. Buy Tickets now!


OCTOBER IS CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and the CRA wants to help by providing restaurants with some tips for prevention. In light of the vast amount of attention given to cyber-attacks with companies such as Equifax, Sonic, Chipotle, Target, and more; you should pay attention to your own security.

Many targeted intrusions could be prevented by following these four best-practices:

1.            Strengthening login procedures

2.            Updating software with the latest patches

3.            Limiting access to data

4.            Ensuring that data security policies are consistently applied

 

+ For a deep dive into cyber security, check out the article on our blog. Also, the National Restaurant Association has produced a Cyber Security Toolkit. These resources can help you plan your best security solution.

+ But security goes far beyond simply having the right technology. Even with these precautions, if your restaurant is breached it can be extremely expensive. You should consider a cyber liability insurance policy to protect your restaurant from losses.  It is less expensive than you may think.  For information about the policies that we offer, contact our cyber liability expert, Jason VanGotten.  jvangotten@corestaurant.org  + cell 303-880-2806. 


NEW CO2 REGULATIONS IN DENVER

New requirements on CO2 systems go into effect January 1st in Denver!  This policy covers the installation, maintenance, operation and permitting requirements for the use and storage of Carbon Dioxide systems used to dispense beverages. This applies to systems with more than 100 pounds of CO2, or any system using any amount of Carbon Dioxide below grade. The affected systems will be required to have alarms and sensors installed, which are available through your CO2 company. As of January 1, 2018, legal action will be taken for both new and existing businesses not in compliance.  Get more information HERE.


ICYMI

Sign up to participate in CULINARY CINEMA, 40th Annual Denver Film Festival Nov 1-12

Get the recognition you deserve with the Restaurant Neighbor Award and Faces of Diversity Award


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CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show

October 11: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting

October 12: Durango Chapter Meeting

October 13-21: Pikes Peak Restaurant Week

October 19: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting

October 20-22: Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

October 24: Mile High Chapter Meeting

November 1-11: Culinary Cinema – 40th Annual Film Festival

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

October 16: ServSafe Alcohol Certification course – Denver

October 17: ServSafe Food Safety Certification course – Denver

October 19: ServSafe Food Safety Certification course – Gunbarrel

*Pre-registration required

 


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