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)

recent news + events

February 24, 2017
CRA Legislative Update Feb 24 2017
A quick glance at bills we are actively following in the Colorado State Legislature. read more >>
February 15, 2017
Day Without Immigrants Protest planned for February 16
We have been informed that there will be potential employee walkouts as part of the ... read more >>
February 10, 2017
CRA Legislative Update Feb 10 2017
A quick glance at bills we are actively following in the Colorado State Legislature. read more >>
February 10, 2017
Introducing Good Food 100 Restaurants
The Good Food 100 Restaurants seeks to change the way we view and value chefs and res... read more >>
February 1, 2017
Excellent Restaurant Operations Seminar - Liquor Violation Prevention
Better Operations through Education! Join us for this FREE Seminar. Our operations se... read more >>
January 31, 2017
CRF Scholarships are Now Open - Due April 1
Deadline April 1 - If you are interested in a rewarding career in the restaurant and ... read more >>
January 19, 2017
The Health Insurance Tax is a big HIT for restaurants
HIT threatens to increase health care premiums for small businesses and consumers. read more >>
January 2, 2017
Industry Spotlight Awards Call for Nominations
Nominations are open for the Annual Industry Spotlight Awards. Nominate your mentor, ... read more >>
December 1, 2016
CRA Member Minimum Wage Survey
In light of the minimum wage increase, we are asking members to give us some basic op... read more >>
December 1, 2016
Minimum Wage is Increasing - Now What?
Regardless of how you felt about Amendment 70, most of you will be impacted by it. W... read more >>

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Network with fellow business owners, stay up to date on legislative issues important to our industry, connect with your peers, take advantage of significant savings opportunities and stay informed. Join the Colorado Restaurant Association!

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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