KRA Day At The Races Expo

Join us November 16, 2017 at Churchill Downs. Restaurant Owners, Managers and Chefs: You are invited as our VIP guests to spend a day being pampered at beautiful Churchill Downs! Visit with vendors in the morning, then enjoy the races all afternoon and watch the horses race.

Join us by Exhibiting at this Exclusive Event!

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2018 Restaurateur’s Gala

A special Gala night to celebrate and recognize the industry with an evening of fine dining, refreshing libations and awards.

Presented by the Kentucky Restaurant Association and Heartland Payment Systems.


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3rd Annual Kentucky ProStart Invitational

2017 National ProStart Invitational

The 2017 National ProStart Invitational® was held in Charleston, SC and is the country’s premier secondary school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. Team Kentucky, attending only it’s 2nd National Invitational, was proudly represented by Arvin Educational Center for both the Culinary and Management competitions. Both teams placed higher than last year and with growing support from our Industry partners, we are hopeful that trend will continue.

Click here to watch a video recap of the competition and see Team Kentucky!

Top 5 Reasons to Join Your State Restaurant Association

Whether you’ve owned a restaurant for a few months or several years, you will have to deal with the ever-present challenges of the foodservice industry, from training new staff on food safety practices to figuring out health care laws. Luckily, The Kentucky Restaurant Association is there to help you navigate this fast-paced field. This article will discuss the benefits offered by state restaurant associations, and why all restaurant owners should take advantage of the service their association offers.

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Introducing Servsafe® Manager 7th Edition

Why Enroll Yourself and Your Staff? It is up to you and your staff to get a clean handle on sanitation. It is your responsibility to protect the public from food borne illness.

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Kentucky Restaurant Journal

Every issue of the Kentucky Restaurant Journal features high-impact industry news, articles and information that are critical to restaurants and others in the hospitality industry in Kentucky.

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The Kentucky Restaurant Association is a not-for-profit trade association representing Kentucky foodservice outlets and a variety of businesses associated with the foodservice industry. The Association provides members with a wide range of educational resources.

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Journal Archives

With an audience of over 20,000 readers the Kentucky Restaurant Journals features and articles keep you abreast of Association activities and what’s happening in Kentucky foodservice. FREE TO KRA MEMBERS!

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