Hospitality News June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018






EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

September 17-18: Save the Date for the Colorado Restaurant Show – add to your calendar!

September 17: Industry Spotlight Awards – Nominations now Open!

 


CRA STATE BOARD – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Are you passionate about the restaurant industry and its future? Would you like to get to know other leaders in the industry to share ideas and discuss how we can collectively help the restaurant industry and your restaurant(s) to be more successful? Are you interested in being at the table to set strategy for the future of the Colorado Restaurant Association? Serving on the Colorado Restaurant Association Board of Directors may be a great choice for you! Read more about the requirements and schedule here. Hurry, nominations are due July 18.

 

+ Want to serve at a local level? We’re accepting nominations for local chapters as well! Those applications are due August 1. Help us better represent you!

 

Don’t assume that you know what the CRA stands for. YOU, OUR MEMBERS, determine what we stand for. Be at the table – not on the menu!

 


ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOLF CLASSIC – JULY 16

Are you worried about Restrictive Scheduling? Paid Sick Leave? How about maintaining the Tip Credit? Then you’ll want to help us support the Restaurant Advocacy Fund by participating in the Rocky Mountain Golf Classic on July 16. RAF is the restaurant industry’s main platform to advocate on issues at the federal level. This annual golf tournament held at the Broadmoor West Course raises funds to support those efforts. Come join us at this great event.

 


KEEP YOUR GUESTS HEALTHY AND AVOID FINES!

You want to serve safe food and alcohol, and prevent food borne illnesses, and so does the CDPHE and all local health departments! Keep your customers healthy AND avoid fines! We’ve put together a list of the most common violations found during health inspection and liquor inspection.

 

The top foodborne illness risks include:

  • Cold holding of Foods (cold hold violations are seen in more than 30% of inspections!)
  • Hands Washed as needed
  • Cross Contamination
  • Hygienic Practices
  • Hand Sinks supplied with Soap and Drying devices

 

Did you know? The ServSafe Food Safety Certification for Manager class qualifies for the upcoming Colorado Food Code transition. As of January 1, 2019, in all jurisdictions except Denver, at least one employee with authority to direct and control food preparation and service must be a food production manager who has been certified by an accredited program. Find the ServSafe class schedule here.

 


IT’S SUMMER - REV UP YOUR DRIVER SAFETY

No industry is immune to accidents. Do you follow the speed limit when you drive? You may think going a few miles over is no big deal. But speeding plays a role in nearly a third of car crash deaths. By slowing down, you could save lives. Last year, vehicular accidents made up almost half of Pinnacol’s fatality claims. At the same time, deadly accidents in Colorado rose to the highest level in at least a decade. The average cost of a vehicle accident claim is $23,037, or more than double our second-most-expensive claim: slips, trips and falls. Get tips from Pinnacol on Driver Safety on our Blog.

 


TAKE A SURVEY - NEXT SECOND FUNDING

Our friends at Heartland are committed to providing you with the best products and services for your business, and your input is essential to ensuring they meet this goal. They are currently evaluating a new program called Next Second Funding. This program would allow you to receive the funds from your credit card transactions instantly instead of waiting until the next business day or longer, if batching during a weekend day. Please take a moment to provide your feedback. The Heartland Product and Marketing team says Thank you!

 


Important Links:

+ On The Fly – June 2018

+ Legal Resource Center – Where CRA members get exclusive access to free legal help

+ Industry Spotlight Awards - Nominations currently being accepted

 


CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

July 10: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting

July 16: Rocky Mountain Classic RAF Golf Tournament

July 17: Northern Colorado Culinary Challenge Golf Tournament

July 17: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting

July 17: Mile High Chapter Board Meeting & Member Mixer

July 19: Pinnacol Risk Management Symposium - Colorado Springs

July 19: Northern Colorado Chapter Meeting

July 26: Boulder County Chapter Meeting

August 6: Mile High Chapter Tailgate

September 17-18: Colorado Restaurant Show

September 17: Industry Spotlight Awards- Nominations Open

 

 

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

July 19: ServSafe Food Manager Certification - Loveland

July 30: ServSafe Food Manager Certification – Denver

July 31: ServSafe Alcohol Certification – Denver

*Pre-registration required


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