Are you passionate about the restaurant industry and its future? Would you like to get to know other leaders in the industry to share ideas and discuss how we can collectively help the restaurant industry and your restaurant(s) to be more successful? Are you interested in being at the table to set strategy for the future of the Colorado Restaurant Association? Serving on the Colorado Restaurant Association Board of Directors may be a great choice for you! Read more about the requirements and schedule here. Hurry, nominations are due July 18.
+ Want to serve at a local level? We’re accepting nominations for local chapters as well! Those applications are due August 1. Help us better represent you!
Don’t assume that you know what the CRA stands for. YOU, OUR MEMBERS, determine what we stand for. Be at the table – not on the menu!
Are you worried about Restrictive Scheduling? Paid Sick Leave? How about maintaining the Tip Credit? Then you’ll want to help us support the Restaurant Advocacy Fund by participating in the Rocky Mountain Golf Classic on July 16. RAF is the restaurant industry’s main platform to advocate on issues at the federal level. This annual golf tournament held at the Broadmoor West Course raises funds to support those efforts. Come join us at this great event.
You want to serve safe food and alcohol, and prevent food borne illnesses, and so does the CDPHE and all local health departments! Keep your customers healthy AND avoid fines! We’ve put together a list of the most common violations found during health inspection and liquor inspection.
The top foodborne illness risks include:
Did you know? The ServSafe Food Safety Certification for Manager class qualifies for the upcoming Colorado Food Code transition. As of January 1, 2019, in all jurisdictions except Denver, at least one employee with authority to direct and control food preparation and service must be a food production manager who has been certified by an accredited program. Find the ServSafe class schedule here.
No industry is immune to accidents. Do you follow the speed limit when you drive? You may think going a few miles over is no big deal. But speeding plays a role in nearly a third of car crash deaths. By slowing down, you could save lives. Last year, vehicular accidents made up almost half of Pinnacol’s fatality claims. At the same time, deadly accidents in Colorado rose to the highest level in at least a decade. The average cost of a vehicle accident claim is $23,037, or more than double our second-most-expensive claim: slips, trips and falls. Get tips from Pinnacol on Driver Safety on our Blog.
Our friends at Heartland are committed to providing you with the best products and services for your business, and your input is essential to ensuring they meet this goal. They are currently evaluating a new program called Next Second Funding. This program would allow you to receive the funds from your credit card transactions instantly instead of waiting until the next business day or longer, if batching during a weekend day. Please take a moment to provide your feedback. The Heartland Product and Marketing team says Thank you!