San Antonio Chapter Board

San Antonio Chapter Board of Directors

Serving on the San Antonio Board of Directors allows more interaction, involvement and voice with our local chapter.

Board Members

Executive Committee:

James Moore, President Fully Belly Café + Bar
Will Grinnan, III The Republic of Texas
J.D. Littleton Allison & Thompson Insurance
Roland Gaitan Sysco Central Texas
Geoff Bezuidenhout Picnikins Patio Café
Tim McDiarmid The Good Kind
Moris Saide Costa Pacifica
Brenda Weil Mission Restaurant Supply


Restaurant Directors:

Alice "Ma" Harper, Emeritus Member Ma Harper's Creole Kitchen
Allison Balfour Southerleigh Hospitality Group
Blanca Aldaco Aldaco's Mexican Cuisine
Lucille Hooker Jacala Mexican Restaurant
Tony Gradney Tony G's Soul Food


Past presidents:

Arthur Garcia Nicha's Comida Mexicana
Dave Saylor Acadiana Café
David Cortez La Familia Cortez Restaurants
Gary Johnson Frontier Enterprises
Jimmy Hasslocher Frontier Enterprises
Louis Barrios Los Barrios Restaurant & Catering
Pete Cortez La Familia Cortez Restaurants
Randy Stokes The Barn Door Restaurant
Rick Grinnan, Jr. The Republic of Texas
Ruben Sepulveda Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant
Steve Richmond Pizza Hut of San Antonio



Patrick Costello St. Philip's College


Allied directors:

Jack Baker, Emeritus Member Bace Ice Equipment
Jesse Holguin PepsiCo
Justin Barbour Schmoyer Reinhard LLP
Paul Richmond Richmond Advantage
Ric Morales Silver Eagle Beverages



Jerry Trevino San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Jessica Ruiz San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
Karma Nilsson CPS Energy



The San Antonio Restaurant Association (SARA) committees are made up of experienced member restaurateurs and associate members. Committees meet as needed to plan and discuss important topics relevant to the local restaurant industry. Committees stimulate and provide opportunity for communication between professionals.

  • Chili Pepper Golf Classic Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Showcase Dinner Committee

Interested in getting involved in a committee? Reach out to San Antonio Restaurant Association staff to let them know what you'd like to be a part of!