New food code certification deadline fast approaching

Starting March 1, 2023, all food establishments must have a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM). Washington Hospitality Association members can sign up for training and certification through our partnership with the National Restaurant Association and ServSafe.

Don’t put this off until the last minute. Training slots are expected to fill up quickly as the March 1 deadline approaches. Check out our Quick Bites toolkit to learn more about this requirement and sign up for a certification class. Sponsored by Harbor Foodservice.

Join us for our next Government Affairs listening session

Our Government Affairs team had great conversations with members in King and Whatcom counties this week about issues concerning operators the most. Up next: we’ll be in Pierce, Clark and Spokane counties to hear what you think our priorities should be for the upcoming legislative session. And we’ll have a virtual session on Nov. 10 for those who cannot attend in person. Sponsored by My Hospitality Insurance.

DHS announces additional H-2B visas

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently announced plans to release an additional 64,714 H-2B visas for fiscal year 2023 on top of the 66,000 that are normally available. They will be available for applicants working in both seasons of FY2023, which began on Oct. 1.

Register now for the Washington State Hospitality Conference!

Registration is now open for the upcoming Washington State Hospitality Conference, an in-person event with workshops, vendors, receptions, awards and more. The conference will be on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 1-9 p.m. at the brand-new Point Ruston Silver Cloud in Tacoma.

Local News

King County free sanitizing wipe event

King County will distribute free sanitizing products for restaurants from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 25. You can pick them up at the Kent warehouse’s parking lot, 20730 72nd Ave S. Kent, WA 98032. Click here to RSVP.

SRA November meeting: Register today!

Join us for the next SRA member meeting at 10 a.m., Nov. 2 at MariPili Tapas Bar, 1117 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122.
We will discuss:

  • breaks and break schedules
  • marketing for restaurants
  • Government Affairs update

Seattle Hotel Association fall membership meeting 2023 re-cap

The Seattle Hotel Association hosted its fall membership meeting last week.

If you couldn’t make it, you can read the re-cap here.

Hospitality Solutions

Get $50 off business supplies through Oct. 31

Three coupons through ODP Solutions can get you $15, $20 or $40 off your next delivery. The last day to use these is Oct. 31.

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