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Washington Hospitality Weekly

Center Plate – Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Alerts Reminder: WRA offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday In observance of Thanksgiving, the WRA offices in Olympia will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Operations will


Protect your business interests

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Human Resources Resources

Interview rules for you and your managers

WRA consultant Kathy Chaffee Groff shows you how a well-organized job interview can yield the strongest staff for your team. By Kathy Chaffee Groff I consider staffing to be the

Human Resources Resources

WRA Marketplace connects restaurants to services and offers

Extensive and easy to use, the WRA Marketplace houses a wealth of information on products and services, special offerings and provides the means to communicate directly with companies and distributors.


Member dining guide promotes your restaurant

Designed to promote WRA member restaurants was developed by the WRA, and is one of the most complete online dining guides in Washington.


Business news for restaurants

The WRA works directly with state, federal and local governments and experts in the restaurant industry to ensure you are in the know. The Washington Restaurant Association’s communications team produces

Government Affairs

Get involved with the WRA Government Affairs Committee

If you have a strong interest in the future of Washington’s restaurant industry and the politics shaping that future, you may belong on the Government Affairs Committee.

Government Affairs

Meet the WRA GA Team

The WRA government affairs team is not only hardworking but also some of the most qualified public affairs professionals in Olympia.  


Northwest Foodservice Show

With hundreds of industry related companies represented under one roof, the Northwest Foodservice Show is THE place for industry professionals to see and be seen. Read more.


Toasting the Finest

The WRA honors its best and brightest members at the annual ceremony celebrating the achievements of Washington’s restaurant industry. Read more.

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WRA joins suit contesting minimum wage The Washington Restaurant Association joined today with a group of other state business associations in filing a challenge against the Department of Labor &

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WRA sheds light on, celebrates 1183 (TVW)

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Training & Education

ProStart invitational

Culinary students from across Washington head to the ProStart invitational armed with spectacular recipes in hand. Aimed at dazzling top chef judges — competitors are in hopes of capturing first

Training & Education

Study reveals increased food safety awareness

The results of a Michigan State University survey recently revealed American attitudes on food safety. Telephone interviews were conducted with over 1,000 adults in the U.S., asking them their opinions

Training & Education

Mentors propel workforce growth

“For twenty years it was hard to take a vacation or more than one day off in a week,” said Scott Fraser, executive chef/owner of Frasers Gourmet Hideaway in Oak