Weekly Update: New resources in the HUB, Seattle’s minimum wage information, Pathways Dinner and more

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The Washington Hospitality Association Weekly: Oct. 17, 2019

In this issue:

New in the HUB: How to raise menu prices the right way

Raising menu prices can be scary because of the worry that your restaurant will lose customers. Our experts running Washington restaurants recommend how to raise menu prices the right way.

 

Do you remember your first job in hospitality?

Did you know that job would lead you to your current job as a manager or owner? That’s what pathways are all about. At the Education Foundation, we illuminate pathways to successful careers for new people entering the industry and hospitality veterans alike.

Register for the Hospitality Convention and find out how you can highlight hospitality pathways for your staff at the Pathways Dinner on Nov. 4.

 

Seattle announces the new minimum wage for 2020

Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards announced an increase to the Seattle minimum wage, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

  • For large employers (501 employees or more), the 2020 minimum wage is $16.39/hour.
  • For small employers (500 employees or fewer) who don’t pay at least $2.25/hour toward the employee’s medical benefits and/or where the employee does not earn at least $2.25/hour in tips, the new minimum wage is $15.75/hour.
  • For small employers who do pay at least $2.25/hour toward the employee’s medical benefits and/or where the employee does earn at least $2.25/hour in tips is $13.50/hour.

You can find more details and resources here

 

Your next business supply run just got a little easier 

Our partners at Office Depot sent these coupons along so your next business supply shopping trip will leave a little extra padding in your wallet. Click here for $20 off your qualifying $150 delivery order and here for $40 off your qualifying $300 delivery order.Want year-round savings like this from Office Depot? Join the members-only business supplies discount program for free!

Celebrate with us at the Stars of Hospitality awards dinner

The glasses will be full of wine. Twinkling lights set the stage and tables. The Stars of Hospitality awards dinner at the Hospitality Convention will be a night to remember not only for the incredible professionals honored at the event but also for the soulful live performance by Jane Ellen Bryant. You can get a preview by checking Jane out on Spotify.

Click here to register for the event.

 

Human Trafficking Prevention Training

Use these codes to get your free training at the BEST website.

  • Individual Staff Training Course (English): WAHospitality-staff
  • Individual Staff Training Course (Spanish): WAHospitality-span
  • Individual Manager Training Course and Group Training Course (English or Spanish): WAHospitality

 

Upcoming ServSafe Manager Classes

All classes are 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Bellingham: Nov. 13 at Chrysalis Inn & Spa

Registration Deadline: Oct. 30

Kent: Nov. 11 at Food Services of America

Registration Deadline: Oct. 28

Seattle (SODO): Nov. 5 at Bargreen Ellingson

Registration Deadline: Oct. 22

Spokane: Nov. 21 at Food Services of America

Registration Deadline: Nov. 7

Tacoma: Nov. 12 at Bargreen Ellingson

Registration Deadline: Oct. 29

REGISTER YOUR EMPLOYEES

INDUSTRY NEWS ROUNDUP

8 Tips for Hotels, from a hotel guest (New York Times)

Millennials have dinner parties, they just don’t call them that (Vox)

Hotel reunites girl, 10, with stuffed animal she left behind on vacation (New York Post)

Chipotle expands its tuition assistance program (Restaurantbusinessonline.com)

The future is female: 3 Travel Companies inspiring the next generation of leaders (Forbes)

Why microhotels, or hotels with tiny rooms, are becoming all the rage (Washington Post)

Are you ready for America’s data protection laws? (Venture Beat)

You can’t go wrong with potatoes, but here’s how to pick the right ones (Seattle Times)

The world’s 44 best hotel bars (Forbes)