Colorado's restaurants serve as an engine of economic growth, generating significant sales and tax revenues for the state. They provide career and employment opportunities for individuals of every age, background and skill and experience level.


Carolyn Livingston
Communication Director
(303) 830-2972 x 117
(484) 802-5424 (cell)
Sonia Riggs
President & CEO
(303) 830-2972 x 113
(720) 937-3992 (cell)

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recent news + events

November 15, 2017
Hospitality News November 15, 2017
Advocacy through Food: Call for Restaurants for Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception read more >>
November 14, 2017
Restaurant Manager Apprenticeship Program
Attend an information meeting on November 28 to learn more about this program. Click ... read more >>
November 8, 2017
CRA 2017 Minimum Wage Survey
A year after the minimum wage was voted in, please tell us how the changes have affec... read more >>
November 8, 2017
Hospitality News November 8, 2017
New Minimum Wage Rates as of January 1 read more >>
November 8, 2017
The Restaurant Industry's Reckoning... Dealing with Sexual Harassment at your Establishment
In the wake of Josh Besh, a New Orleans chef who recently stepped down from his role ... read more >>
November 1, 2017
Hospitality News November 1, 2017
Denver Bans Smoking on the 16th Street Mall read more >>
October 25, 2017
Hospitality News October 25, 2017
Announcing the 2017-2018 CRA Board Of Directors and more read more >>
October 19, 2017
Hospitality News October 19, 2017
Colorado Restaurant Foundation brings back the popular Bowling Fundraiser. Get your g... read more >>
October 11, 2017
Hospitality News October 11, 2017
A Reminder of Several New Laws You Need to Know read more >>
October 9, 2017
Colorado Restaurant Show Exhibitors and Save the Date
Exhibit at the Colorado Restaurant Show and Save the Date for the second annual event... read more >>

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Restaurant Owners – The CRA is a full-service solution for every type and size of restaurant. We are powerful advocates for the industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. And we’re committed to offering meaningful benefits and resources you need to run a profitable business.

Service Providers - Companies that serve restaurants have a strong ally in the CRA. Our restaurant members look to the CRA members first when seeking products and services, they also make the real connections with service providers at local and state events.

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