SARA Board

San Antonio Restaurant Association Board of Directors

Serving on the San Antonio Restaurant Association Board of Directors allows more interaction, involvement and voice with the local association.

Board Members

Executive Committee:

Geoffrey Bezuidenhout, President Picnikins Patio Cafe
Moris Saide Costa Pacifica
James Moore Fully Belly
Roland Gaitan Sysco
Ruben Sepulveda Ruben's Backyard
Randy Stokes The Barn Door Restaurant


Restaurant Board of Directors:

Alice "Ma" Harper Ma Harper's Creole Kitchen
Arthur Garcia Nicha's Comida Mexicana
Jean Breda The Barn Door Restaurant 
Gary Johnson Frontier Enterprises
Jonathan Cortez Mi Tierra Cafe & Panaderia
Louis Barrios Los Barrios
Lucille Hooker Jacala Mexican Restaurant
Steve Richmond Pizza Hut of San Antonio
Valerie Gonzalez Delicious Tamales
Will Grinnan, III The Republic of Texas


Associate Board of Directors:

Brenda Weil Mission Restaurant Supply
Jack Baker, Secretary Emeritus Bace Ice Equipment
Jesse Holguin PepsiCo
Paul Richmond Richmond Advantage



Karma Nilsson CPS Energy
Ellen Glover U.S. Department of Labor
Jerry Trevino Metropolitan Health
Jessica Ruiz SAWS



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!