News:

  • Jun 18
    2015

    The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) is proud to announce Chef Rhonda Obenhaus, Caprock High School, Amarillo, Texas is the 2015 Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation Educator Excellence Award recipient. The...

  • Jun 11
    2015
    Heather McKeon

    I was one of the lulcky girls! After graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration in both marketing and management, I looked in all directions hoping for that 'perfect' entry-level marketing position. You know the one.. a no real...

  • Jun 9
    2015

    Restaurants are expected to add 522,000 jobs this summer season, according to National Restaurant Association projections released today. The projected 2015 gain would represent the third consecutive year in which restaurants add at least 500,000...

  • Jun 2
    2015

    The  2015 Legislative Session ended June 1. This session legislative debates focused on property tax cuts, franchise tax reductions, sales tax reductions, gun rights, and the balance between local and state regulations. With so many new House and...

  • Jun 1
    2015

    Recently, the Lubbock Chapter hosted a Celebration Dinner to honor Texas Restaurant Association Hall of Honor Inductee David Cea , Lubbock Restaurant Association Restaurateur of the Year, Loyd Turner, and to applaud all of LRA's successes over the...

  • May 26
    2015

    In Texas, we do things a little different. We live BIG. And we put on a restaurant show that's as bold, unique and packed with opportunity as the Lone Star state itself. Welcome to TRA Marketplace, brought to you by the Texas Restaurant Association...

  • May 23
    2015

    What I love about food is how it makes you feel. And that's what I want to get across to people. My grandma's food gives me the best feeling in the world. When I left New Orleans to go to the University of Houston, the closest thing I could get to...

  • May 12
    2015

    TRA has been strongly advocating for two bills relating to restaurant operations during the 2015 Texas Legislative Session; House Bill 1251 and Senate Bill 582. "We had some good hearings today and the bills have great momentum," said Richie Jackson...

  • May 8
    2015

    The Permian Basin chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association  hosted their inaugural Silver Spoon Awards for foodservice excellence on April 28. Members nominated individuals from their restaurants who excel in their commitment to provide great...

  • May 4
    2015

    As the most popular holiday of the year to dine out, Mother's Day will entice nearly half of Americans to dine out or order restaurant takeout or delivery on May 10. New research from the National Restaurant Association also shows dinner as the most...

  • May 3
    2015

    I started in the restaurant industry over 20 years ago as a server in fine dining. I was a single parent and a student. The restaurant industry helped me to support my family until I could earn my degree in Business Administration. Since then, I've...

  • Apr 21
    2015

    Spearheaded by Chef Mike Erickson, culinary instructor at John Connally High School (a Texas ProStart school), TRUE BEEF: From Pasture to Plate had its first official public screening during SXSW Edu in March. The documentary, directed by...

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