Hospitality News December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018



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Learn what's on the horizon with environmental and nutrition issues across the country


EVENT HIGHLIGHT

January 9: Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception Registration Open

JOIN US FOR A POLICY WEBINAR ON QUICK-MOVING LEGISLATION

Register for the “Packaging, Composting and Straws, Oh My!” webinar today, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1 pm, on major environmental and nutrition issues moving in state legislatures and city halls across the country. Laura Abshire, National Restaurant Association director of food and sustainability policy, will speak about what's driving these legislative efforts and what our industry should be prepared for in 2019 and beyond. 

WINTER VEHICLE KITS KEEP DRIVERS SAFE

There are a lot of new folks moving to Colorado, and many of them do not understand how severe the weather can become in their new home. We know budgets are pinched, but strongly consider investing in winter vehicle emergency kits for your fleets or workers on the road. They can be purchased for $35 to $70. They’re portable and convenient, and you’ll likely spend less time outfitting your drivers with them than in building customized kits of your own. Learn more from our partners at Pinnacol Assurance on our blog.

DOES INSTAGRAM INFLUENCE WHERE DINERS EAT OUT?

We all know food is a highly visual experience. The taste can be augmented by beautiful restaurant design, pretty presentation and a sense of atmosphere. While having "instagrammable" items can help guests find new places to eat and drink, Instagram isn't the only foodie influencer

 


ARE YOU OPENING YOUR DREAM RESTAURANT? NEED HELP? 


Are you opening a restaurant in January or February? The weeks leading up to your restaurant opening are the most critical. Will you be ready? Would a consultant with a proven track record help you succeed? If so, a major cable network wants to put your restaurant on the map and help take your opening to the next level! Our opening night expert will whip your restaurant into shape - from kitchen flow and staff training to menu tweaking and testing - giving your dream a boost for bigger success! We’ll track your progress, catch it all on camera, and change your fate and future. Interested? Apply at HighNoonTV.com


2019 INDUSTRY NYE BASH TO SUPPORT THE CRF ANGEL RELIEF FUND 


Our industry works hard. We never get to celebrate the big holidays like the 9 to 5 world. We’re always catering to those who get to enjoy holiday nights out on the town with their friends but never seem to have the favor returned. Not anymore. It’s time for IndiCard to host the 2nd Annual Industry New Year’s Bash to let our hard working industry crew cut loose with the people and brands they love the most. The best part? It's all to raise money for the Colorado Restaurant Foundation Angel Relief Fund. Sunday, January 6th @ Revel Social. 


IMPORTANT LINKS

Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception – Register or Participate 
Denver Restaurant Week Registration Open
New minimum wage changes January 1 
+ Are you compliant with the Food Code changes going into effect January 1 ? Our friends at EnviroMaster can help with ready-to-use Clean-up kits ($50) and Free Handwashing signs. Call them today! (303) 390-0800.


 

CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Dec 24-25: CRA Offices Closed for the Holiday 
Dec 31-Jan 1: CRA Offices Closed for the Holiday
January 6: 2nd Annual Industry New Year's Eve Bash hosted by IndiCard
January 9: CRA Annual Membership Meeting 
January 9: Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception 
January 16: Colorado Restaurant Foundation Board Meeting
 

SERVSAFE CLASSES

January 21: ServSafe Food Manager Certification – Denver 
January 22: ServSafe Alcohol Certification – Denver
January 28: ServSafe Food Manager Certification - Aurora
*Pre-registration is required for all ServSafe courses, Sold Out classes are not listed

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