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WRA Member Holly Smith: Next Iron Chef?

According to Eat All About It, former Seattle P-I reporter Rebekah Denn’s food blog, Cafe Juanita chef Holly Smith is slated to appear on the popular Food Network show. From

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Take a Bow, Spokane Restaurateurs!

Earlier this month, some of Spokane’s most outstanding restaurants were recognized by the WRA’s Spokane Chapter. These honors were given to industry leaders who exemplify dedication to customers, food quality,

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Healthy Cooking Techniques

Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet, was one of three presentations on the Sysco Demo Stage at the Northwest Foodservice Show in Seattle on April 18. Mr. Kerr taught restaurants how

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Hot Culinary Techniques at the Northwest Foodservice Show

Culinary icon, Graham Kerr, will take the stage Sunday, April 18, at the Northwest Foodservice Show along with other hot chefs to show restaurateurs how to bring healthful cooking techniques

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WRA Expresses Concern Over Gov. Gregoire’s Budget Proposal

Gov. Gregoire presented her latest budget proposal on Wednesday. The proposal has three critical components that would impact restaurants: Repeal of the pop syrup credit Tax on carbonated beverages @

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Come Toast the Finest of Our Industry!

Join the Washington Restaurant Association in applauding members and culinary students making a difference in our industry. 2010 Toasting the Finest Industry Awards March 6, 2010 South Seattle Community College

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43 Bands Entered, 3 Will Play: You Decide Who Rocks Seattle SoundBite 2010

Seattle SoundBite is a City of Music event, unique in that only Seattle musical groups with at least one member working in the foodservice industry are eligible to perform. This

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Restaurants for Relief – Haiti

The National Restaurant Association has partnered with Share Our Strength and launched an industry-wide initiative to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. They have made it

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Controversial Maryland Fast Food Ban

The Washington Restaurant Association along with key stake holders have been working to develop a program that would allow restaurant chefs, cooks and owners to easily develop healthful menu items.

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WRA Seattle Chapter Salutes Law Enforcement Bravery

Bravo to the Seattle Chapter! Once again, the restaurant industry proves just how hospitable it really is! Thanks to the efforts of restaurants and suppliers throughout the city, more than

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National Restaurant Association Responds to NYC Sodium Reduction

The NRA announced yesterday that while they appreciate what the New York Board of Health is trying to do by implementing a voluntary program to reduce sodium, that they support

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New York City to Implement Voluntary Sodium Reduction

You may have read our CEO’s column in our magazine The Front Burner this month which predicts sodium will be one of the top issues restaurants will face in 2010.

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Washington state’s staggering deficit puts the business community at risk

As legislators scramble to fill the gaps they will certainly be looking to businesses as a resource. If you haven’t already noticed unemployment taxes have gone up. The Tacoma News