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  • Feb 10
    2016

    The competition was fierce at the first Texas ProStart Invitational regional competition produced by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation in Frisco January 30. Twenty-two high schools sent 35 teams, a total of 168 culinary and...

  • Jan 8
    2016

    We've reviewed the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans released by USDA/HHS. The National Restaurant Association's analysis is as follows: SUMMARY The new Guidelines focus on variety in foods and beverages, nutrient-density and portion sizes...

  • Jan 6
    2016

    The ACA sets massive new reporting requirements for all employers with 50 or more FTE employees. (Note: Employers with 50 to 99 FTE employees may not have had to offer coverage in 2015 but still must file the paperwork in  2016, whether you offered...

  • Dec 7
    2015

    The Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation launched texasprostart.com, a new website designed to connect high school culinary arts and restaurant management students and educators with professionals in the Texas foodservice industry. The...

  • Nov 19
    2015

    G. "Jim" Hasslocher, founder and Chairman of San Antonio-based Frontier Enterprises passed away peacefully today in Houston, Texas. In 1947, Hasslocher opened a bicycle rental business at the front gate of Brackenridge Park in San Antonio. When...

  • Nov 19
    2015

    I'm continuing my travels around Texas, meeting TRA members and seeing the great things restaurateurs are doing across the state. Galveston - Of course my first stop in this great city had to be Rudy and Paco's for lunch. I attended the Galveston...

  • Oct 27
    2015

    Despite the Texas Restaurant Association's strong objection, the Texas Department of State Health Services included a statewide food handler certification requirement in the new Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) which became effective October 11...

  • Sep 30
    2015

    My travels continue and I'm beginning to feel like the Willie Nelson song, "On The Road Again." I had the pleasure of attending the Dallas chapter planning retreat led by new chapter president Sharon Van Meter. As I looked around the room I couldn't...

  • Sep 28
    2015

    What were you doing on September 21, 2015 from 6pm - 9pm? If you ask any of the 45+ Texas ProStart Culinary Arts students from five Fort Worth ISD High School Campuses the answer would be a resounding . . . "Cookin' Up Da Beef!" The Marquis on...

  • Sep 24
    2015

    Nominate deserving restaurateurs for the Restaurant Neighbor Award and the Faces of Diversity Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. Winners receive national recognition, a paid trip to Washington DC, cash prize...

  • Sep 17
    2015

    On October 1, the liability for counterfeit credit card charges made with a chip enabled card shifts from card issuers to merchants that don't use EMV technology, including restaurants. However, all this really means is that if a criminal pays with...

  • Sep 16
    2015

    Get out there and celebrate! And to enrich your mission, here are 10 guac-related facts courtesy of The National Restaurant Association Show: 1) Grammy winner Jason Mraz has an avocado farm on the side that supplies local Chipotle restaurants 2)...

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