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  • Jun 8
    2016

    On October 11, 2015 the new Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) went into effect. Some of the new significant changes in the TFER include: a new health inspection form and a 3-Tier risk designation; added definitions for bare hand contact, Time/...

  • Jun 7
    2016

    One of the most exciting aspects of TRA Marketplace is seeing and hearing about the latest super-cool technology, and the role it plays in virtually every aspect of the restaurant industry. TRA Marketplace, taking place June 26-27 in Houston, has an...

  • May 31
    2016

    The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace was recently announced one of the nation's top 25 fastest-growing shows in attendance by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN), a trade show industry authority. Total TRA Marketplace attendance...

  • May 26
    2016

    Johnny Hernandez is a nationally-renowned chef based in San Antonio, driven by his passion for Mexican cuisine and culture. From growing up in his father's restaurant, to attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York and working as a chef...

  • May 25
    2016

    The Texas Department of Agriculture has recently begun to conduct random inspections on businesses that use commercial scales. In particular, the TDA has focused much attention and resources on the restaurant industry. So, if you are a BBQ...

  • May 18
    2016

    In 2014, IBM debuted their cyber kitchen ninja 'Chef Watson' at SXSWi in Austin “ wowing foodies and chefs alike with its ability to generate literally quintillions of recipes with thousands of ingredients. It was a culmination of a partnership with...

  • May 11
    2016

    New federal overtime regulations have been proposed and are currently under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The proposed overtime rule for non-exempt employees will take the salary requirement to $970/week ($50,440/year) from...

  • May 5
    2016

    According to Kendra Shier, Vice President of Operations for Bread Winners Cafes in Dallas, there is a new buzzword flying around marketing circles these days, what she calls 'markerations'. It describes the trend of marketing and operations...

  • Apr 27
    2016

    Learn what you need to do if you are faced with an ADA lawsuit.

  • Apr 22
    2016

    April 22 is Earth Day and millions of individuals will participate in a variety of sustainability improvement efforts. The National Restaurant Association's Conserve program is encouraging restaurant operators to take simple sustainability steps...

  • Apr 21
    2016

    A long standing Texas Restaurant Association tradition, the Hall of Honor recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the Texas restaurant industry, the association, and their communities. Over the past 35 years, over 125...

  • Apr 18
    2016

    The Greater Austin Restaurant Association (GARA) and Jenna's Asian Kitchen are excited to announce the Mt. Beautiful Wine Dinner to be held Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at 12300 Ranch Road 620 N. The four course wine dinner will benefit Texas ProStart,...

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