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  • Mar 29
    2018

    Over the weekend, 12 high school culinary arts and 12 restaurant management team finalists gathered in San Antonio at St. Philip’s College for the final battle of the Texas ProStart Invitational. Emerging victorious were Texas teams from Rockwall...

  • Mar 28
    2018

    In February of 2018, the Austin City Council passed a mandatory Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. This is the first ordinance of its kind in Texas, and one of the first local ordinances in the Southern United States. Now law in Austin, it is set to have...

  • Mar 22
    2018

    Twenty-four winning ProStart teams throughout Texas, from two previous competitions held in Dallas and Houston, (12 culinary and 12 restaurant management) will go head to head this Saturday at the Texas ProStart State Finals at St. Philips College...

  • Mar 20
    2018

      One of the most enjoyable experiences of my 2018 SXSW Interactive was the March 13 education session, “The Community, Culture & Science of Barbecue”. This hour-long talk featured industry knowledge from Dr. Jeff Savell (Texas A&M), Ray...

  • Mar 15
    2018

    In light of recent natural disasters in Texas, namely Hurricane Harvey and other recent flooding events, a major victory was achieved with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to improve the latest FDA Food Code. The restaurant industry was able...

  • Mar 14
    2018

    Being a TRA member has many exciting, cost-saving benefits. These include exceptional, discounted insurance solutions through TRA partners. Restaurateurs need several different types of insurance coverage. As a TRA member, you can take advantage of...

  • Feb 28
    2018

    TRA offers many valuable products and training programs at low member rates, designed to help you run and grow your business. Programs include Custom Built Training Classes, Manager Training, and Restaurant Operations Consulting, in addition to TABC...

  • Feb 20
    2018

    Settle in - the Winter Issue of Restaurantville is here!   Restaurantville is the digital magazine of the Texas Restaurant Association, emailed to more than 6,000 foodservice professionals quarterly. The content highlights industry trends, best...

  • Feb 15
    2018

    Once again, competition was fierce at the 2018 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition over the weekend at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. The second of the two regional Texas ProStart...

  • Feb 14
    2018

    We have all heard and read the news about sexual harassment cases and allegations in the political arena, Hollywood, high tech, and the workplace. These are serious issues that demand the attention of everyone – employers and employees alike....

  • Feb 5
    2018

                    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is the busiest day of the year for restaurants! Have you reserved your table yet?  Here are some of our top picks for where to spend the evening.   Stella San Jac 5th St. & San...

  • Jan 31
    2018

    This year promises to be a very busy one for TRA and its advocacy efforts. There’s a lot happening at the state, local and federal levels. In this two-minute TRA News Now, learn about some of the issues facing our industry, including joint employer...

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