News Archive

Feb 2015

  • Feb 18
    Eleanor Moore

    I've been in the restaurant business my entire adult life, from waitress, hostess to short order cook. In 1980 I took my first office job for a restaurant that lasted 33 years. Taking on any new responsibilities offered, I learned. Only this...

  • Feb 11

    The Affordable Care Act's employer mandate is here. Are you ready? Here are seven things you need to know: 1. The employer mandate is now in effect. Many employers now face potential penalties if they don't offer health plans to "substantially all"...

  • Feb 9

    Each year, the National Restaurant Association honors outstanding restaurants across the nation for their charitable support and dedication to improving their local communities with the Restaurant Neighbor Award, sponsored by American Express. This...

Jan 2015

  • Jan 29

    The restaurant industry in Texas is expected to post 4.8% sales growth in 2015 to reach $44.5 billion according to the National Restaurant Association's (NRA) 2015 Restaurant Industry Forecast and trends report. Texas restaurants will employ 1.2...

  • Jan 28

    Upwards to 600 came from far and wide for the first regional competition of the 2015 Texas ProStart Invitational. More than 200 high school students, nearly 100 judges, 50 volunteers, more than 200 spectators and three local news crews were on hand...

  • Jan 22

    Taking culinary arts has opened many opportunities for my future. There are a lot of benefits to knowing how to prepare food. Not only will the knowledge that I have learned in this Texas ProStart class benefit my health, but it will also help me...

  • Jan 19

    Twenty-two high schools are sending 35 teams, a total of 175 culinary and restaurant management students to the first 2015 Texas ProStart Invitational regional competition January 24 at the Hurst Conference Center. The event is open to the public....

  • Jan 13

    It's that time of year - time for resolutions, both personal and professional, that are easier to make than keep. Good thing TRA Marketplace is on the horizon to help you stay on track and achieve your goals! Whether you are resolved to improve...