October 11, 2000 |
The California Restaurant Assn. has been helping the state's eateries since 1906, lobbying and providing business support services such as insurance and discounted supply networks. Membership in the private, not-for-profit organization numbers around 15,000. CRA President and Chief Executive John Dunlap recently spoke about the group's lobbying efforts and the menu of services it offers. * Q What services do you provide for your members?
August 16, 1999 |
Marketing tips, new cooking technologies and new products will be among the offerings at the California Restaurant Assn.'s convention scheduled for Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 40,000 people are expected to attend, and 1,300 exhibitors have booked space to show off products and services such as bulk foods and ingredients, new cooking devices, restaurant equipment and accessories.
February 17, 1994 |
Head-Turning Gimmick: The California Restaurant Assn. will use a giant "upside-down chef" to send a message to President Clinton. Attendees at the CRA's Southern California Foodservice Exposition at the Anaheim Convention Center on March 20 and 21 will write their opinion of Clinton's health care plan on a giant figure of an upside-down chef.
July 26, 1993 |
Michael Rhodes, 34, entered the restaurant business at age 16 as a cook. He managed his first restaurant at 19 and worked for a Los Angeles-based chain before founding Orange-based Frontier Restaurants Inc., which owns eight Russell's Famous Hamburgers locations and five Knollwood family restaurants. Another Knollwood is scheduled to open early in 1994. In May, Rhodes was elected president of the Orange County chapter of the California Restaurant Assn.
March 18, 1993 |
They Don't Cater to Kids: The California Restaurant Assn. doesn't say what will happen to violators, but a recent press release makes very clear that youngsters won't be welcome at the organization's upcoming Southern Counties Foodservice Expo that opens April 18 in San Diego. "No one under 16 years of age, including infants in strollers or backpacks, will be admitted under any circumstances," the press release says.
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October 29, 1991 |
In his starched white chef's hat and jacket, Pierre Pelech fretted over renewed talk about banning all cigarette smoking in restaurants in Los Angeles. "It would be catastrophic for the restaurant business," said Pelech, co-owner of Pierre's restaurant in Los Feliz. "There would be a drop in business, and that would put people out of work." A raspy voice from the restaurant bar added: "I don't mind cigarette smoke."