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​Our 23 chapters in Texas connect you to local issues and restaurateurs.

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What We Do for Your Industry


Promoting and protecting the industry at the local, state and national level.

Legal Support & Compliance

Answers to your legal, regulatory, and business operations challenges.

​Education & Training

Employee development, customized training and required industry certification courses.

Job Board

Here you'll find all sorts of industry jobs - FOH, BOH, salary, education, and vendors! Add your jobs for free as a TRA Member.

Find Your Local Chapter

​Our 23 chapters in Texas connect you to local issues and restaurateurs.

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About TRA

Invest in your business and this industry by joining TRA. Through our restaurant membership we help our members build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success. Whether you are an industry veteran, or new business owner, TRA has the resources you need to succeed.

As a busy restaurant operator, think of TRA's restaurant membership as your trusted advisor and resource when navigating your business. We can provide legal resources, training and certification for you and your staff, advocacy representation, operations support, and community engagement as part of your membership. There is strength in numbers – joining the TRA pledges your support to the foodservice and restaurant industry.

TRA Webinar - Review of Texas' 86th Legislature

In this recorded webinar, join TRA general counsel Kenneth Besserman and advocacy manager Rebecca Robinson in an informative, insightful, in-depth look at the 86th Legislative Session. Go behind-the-scenes with detailed bill analyses, an outline of key legislative priorities and find out what they mean to you and your business.

TRA Marketplace unveils in Houston July 14-15

The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace, the state’s largest restaurant industry event proudly returns to Houston on Sunday, July 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday, July 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida de Las Americas).

TRA Announces 2019 Hall of Honor Nominees

Restaurateurs Estella Martinez of Dallas, Roger Lumley of Tyler, and Mike Shine of Houston are the latest Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) members to be inducted into TRA’s legendary Hall of Honor – the highest award the association can bestow. The ceremony will take place at the TRA’s 2019 Night of Excellence event on Saturday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Houston Ballroom in the Marriott Marquis in Houston. The event is held in conjunction with the 82nd annual TRA Marketplace, the second-largest industry foodservice show in the country.

Bourdain Day 2019

Anthony Bourdain, the chef whose writing brought to life the chaos and grime, but also the pride and beauty, of restaurants, passed away just over a year ago. Tragically, he became one of too many in our industry to die too young after a lifetime struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues. His friends, chefs Éric Ripert and José Andrés, have proposed today, his birthday, as Bourdain Day, and we're on board.

TRA Marketplace

Houston: The New Culinary Capital of the South, is our destination for the 2019 TRA Marketplace. You won't want to miss this restaurant business focused event, with plenty of culinary demonstrations, unique vendors, and practical education. Bring your whole team out to celebrate our industry!

Jul 14

Lone Star Bash

Featured Resources

Online Buyer's Guide

​If you are in the market for new equipment, food product, supplies, services and more, visit the TRA Online Buyer's Guide.

​Employee Benefits

​Exclusive health care pricing and solutions for members through United Healthcare.

​Required Employee Training & Certification

Discounts on alcohol seller/server, food handler, and food manager training with promo code TXMEMBER

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