Hospitality News May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018


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

September 17: Industry Spotlight Awards – Nominations now Open!



May Edition of On the Fly





Links from the Video:

+ Most recent Legislative Update

+ Health Care Solutions for Restaurants, from NRA and United Health

+ Pharmacy Discount Cards – FREE for members

+ Industry Spotlight Awards – Nominations Open!

+ CRS Save the date




We are making some exciting changes to our awards program in an effort to expand our recognition to include employees that have contributed greatly to the customer experience and positive image of the restaurant industry.


We will hold two separate and distinct awards programs this year. The Industry Spotlight Awards, held the first evening of the Colorado Restaurant Show, will take place on September 17 at the Colorado Convention Center. This awards program will recognize our Industry Spotlight Awards winners, which include our Signature Dish Awards, Pinnacol Assurance Safety Award and our newest awards, i.e. Outstanding Allied Partner and Stars of the Industry.


Our Lifetime Achievement Awards, will be awarded in conjunction with our annual Board of Directors Dinner, will take place at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, on Tuesday, October 9. Awards presented that evening will include:

  • The Distinguished Service Award
  • Hall of Fame Awards
  • The Noel & Tammy Cunningham Humanitarian Award


Nominations are currently being accepted for both awards programs.





Of the more than 280,000 Colorado foodservice employees, 2-3% will face a crisis annually. You can help!


The CRF is proud to provide emergency assistance grants to restaurant employees facing unforeseen hardships. Assistance in the way of support for housing, utilities and basic living needs provide peace of mind for individuals as they work through a crisis. It is our way of giving back to the employees at the heart of our industry.


We are thrilled to announce the partnership with our friends at Two Parts and The Passport Program. This year a portion of Passport sales in Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs and the Mountains will support our mission of helping hospitality professionals through the Angel Relief Fund.


Purchase your Summer Passport Here


Or Make a donation directly to the Angel Relief Fund





+ National Restaurant Association Restaurant Industry 2030 Survey

+ Registration is open for the Rocky Mountain Golf Classic to benefit NRA RAF

+ Calling All Restaurants! Participate in Denver Food + Wine Festival




May 17: Northern Colorado Chapter Meeting & Member Mixer

May 19-22: NRA Annual Restaurant Show

May 20: Taste of Durango

May 24: Boulder County Chapter Meeting & Member Mixer

June 5: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting

June 6: Safety Group Training – Managing Safety Through Good Hiring

June 12: Safety Group Training – Effective Safety Training

June 15: Pinnacol Risk Management Symposium – Denver

June 25: ProStart Golf Challenge

July 16: Rocky Mountain Classic RAF Golf Tournament

July 19: Pinnacol Risk Management Symposium - Colorado Springs

September 17-18: Colorado Restaurant Show

September 17: Industry Spotlight Awards- Nominations Open




May 25: Good Food 100 Surveys due

June 19: Restaurant Takeout, Delivery & Catering Symposium Are you thinking about adding catering or takeout? Then this is the conference for you! CRA members get a $50 discount.




May 21: ServSafe Food Manager Certification – Denver

May 22: ServSafe Alcohol Certification – Denver

May 30: ServSafe Manager Certification – Gunbarrel

*Pre-registration required



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