Category: Association News

Growing Talent in Virginia’s Restaurant and Food Service Industry

How large is the restaurant industry in America? There are over a million locations serving millions of customers each day — with $799 billion dollars in sales and employing 14.7 million people, or 10 percent of the national workforce. Let’s take a closer look at Virginia. The restaurant and food service industry is growing in […]

RAM Alcohol: Free Online Training & Walk-In Certification Exams

The big part of the mission of the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation (RAMEF) is enhancing the foodservice and hospitality industry’s training and education. Cost should never be a barrier to providing the information our employees need to be successful. This core belief is what drives us to offer our RAM Alcohol Awareness Training […]

Industry Leaders Gather to Support MD Tourism

Each year, the Maryland Tourism Coalition organizes a legislative advocacy event which brings together tourism professionals from all across the state. This year’s date is February 16, and we need your participation! This is an opportunity for industry members to meet with their individual legislators and share stories about their businesses and the impact they […]

New Safety Regulations Coming to Virginia Restaurants July 1, 2018

Two hundred eighty-eight. According to the CDC’s Foodborne Outbreak Online Database Tool (FOOD Tool), that’s the number of individuals in Virginia affected by foodborne illness outbreaks in 2016 that were derived from restaurants. To put that into context, those 288 individuals represent nearly half — 46.7 percent of a 615 total — of all individuals […]

Connect. Showcase. Sell.

The industry will soon be gathering at the 44th Annual Hotel & Restaurant Spring Trade Expo in Ocean City, Maryland. Originally developed so the local market didn’t have to travel far and to generate business for the new Ocean City Convention Center, the Expo has grown to be the industry’s premiere time for connecting. Over 400 […]

Lawmakers Want to Hear Directly from You

The month of January marks a year full of new beginnings: new resolutions, new resolve, new developments, and new initiatives. And naturally, the same beginnings will be taking place in business and in government. Each January, the Maryland General Assembly begins meeting in Annapolis for 90 days to act on more than 2,300 bills that […]

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