The Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) supports seven chapters across the state and a vibrant CRA Chef Alliance community. These industry leaders host events and meetings throughout Colorado, fostering connection and deepening relationships for the benefit of all local restaurants and allied partners. We invite you to join our community today!
The CRA has seven chapters across the state, through which members can network, share ideas, focus on local issues, host events and educational programming, and foster a strong community of industry leaders. Chapters work to support important local political initiatives, local schools, charities, and other worthwhile organizations.
Independently governed chapters are located in Denver (the Mile High Chapter), Boulder, Breckenridge, Durango, Northern Colorado, Pikes Peak, and Steamboat Springs. Do you operate in a region without a formal chapter or section? The CRA has you covered with statewide advocacy representation and events strategically focused on restaurant-rich areas.
Josh Becerra, The One Group
Tori Mateer, KTM Restaurant Group
Catherine Cooney, Cooney Consulting & Recruiting
Steamboat Springs Chapter
Nick Sharp, Rex’s Family of Restaurants
Patrick Funk, Destination Hospitality
Mark Stanford, Truffle Pig
Hannah Hopkins, Besame and Mambo
"Being an active member of the CRA Board of Directors, which is effectively spearheading the evolution of the Colorado restaurant industry, allows me to connect with community peers and represent our industry’s interests with state and city government leaders."Beth GruitchCRA Board of Directors Chair and co-owner of Crafted Concepts (Rioja, Ultreia, Stoic & Genuine, Bistro Vendôme)
"Since joining the CRA Board, I have gained knowledge, strengthened my business, and been able to dive deeper into legislative issues important to Colorado restaurants. Plus, the network I’ve created through my CRA membership is unmatched."Daniel RamirezCRA Board of Directors Chair Elect and co-CEO of Los Dos Potrillos
"The CRA and the CRF are integral components to the success of our restaurant and hospitality industry. I’ve been involved with the organization since 2005 and on the Board for 15 years. Throughout this time, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact these organizations have made in our community; from the Angel Relief Fund program to workforce development, each provides assistance to those facing adversity, as well as education for those wanting a future in food service."David CoderCRF VP Education Committee and Director of Business Resources and Marketing at Sysco Foods