Hospitality News August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017






CRA EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

September 5-10: Denver Food + Wine Festival - Promo code DFWFAM

October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show

 

 


DENVER FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL NEXT WEEK!

Here is your chance to support all the work of the Colorado Restaurant Foundation by attending our signature event, the Denver Food + Wine Festival. Now in its thirteenth year, all proceeds from DF+WF benefit the nonprofit partners. Are you interested in a culinary movie? Or a cocktail competition? How about Dinner Under the Stars? Or brunch at Rise + Dine. Maybe you are a longtime DF+WF Grand Tasting attendee? Whatever event you choose to attend, we appreciate your support! Get your tickets now for next week! Use Promo Code DFWFAM for your exclusive friends and family discount!


CAN A RESTAURANT RUN A FOOTBALL POOL?   

It is that time of year again and we’ve already received our first member call on this topic! Football season is starting and sports bars in Colorado will once again be filled with orange and blue on Sundays! Many restaurants get customers involved in the games by running football pools and allow their guests to participate. This can be an effective and fun way of keeping customers, but make sure you are not breaking gambling laws in Colorado.

 

The quick answer: All participants who take part in a football pool must know each other, and the restaurant cannot retain any of the winnings.

 

The details: The Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division governs gambling in liquor-licensed establishments. The Division allows football pools and other types of gambling only if the participants in the activity are involved in a “bona fide social relationship.” If a person who does not know everyone else is allowed entry to the activity, or if the establishment retains a portion of the pool money or winnings, the activity is considered illegal. Manufacturers and wholesalers may lawfully furnish pool cards or other materials to licensed establishments, but it is important to use those materials legally in order to fulfill the requirements of your liquor license. If you have questions about your sports pool, contact Nick Hoover at nhoover@corestaurant.org or 303-830-2972.


OPPORTUNITIES FROM OUR PARTNERS

Be a part of Denver's thriving craft beer culture by participating in this year's Denver Beer Fest put on by Visit Denver! Denver Beer Fest (occurring Sept. 29 - October 7) is a 9-day celebration of all things beer and participation is free. Simply input your beer-themed event by filling out this easy event submission form.


CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 5-10: Denver Food + Wine Festival Promo code DFWFAM

September 12: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting

September 14: Durango Chapter Meeting

September 19: Mile High Chapter Meeting

September 19: Boulder County Chapter Meeting

September 21: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting

October 2-4: Richard E. Marriott Golf Invitational

October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show

October 13-21: Pikes Peak Restaurant Week

 

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

Sept 18: ServSafe Food Safety Certification course – Denver

Sept 19: ServSafe Alcohol Certification course – Denver

 *Pre-registration required

 

EVENTS FROM OUR FRIENDS

September 14: An Evening at The Denver Press Club

September 23: Lone Tree Forks, Corks & Ales

September 26: Food & Drink Resources Golf Outing

 


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