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GKCRA pledges support to Hire KC Youth Program
9 Mar
2017
Written by MRA

GKCRA pledges support to Hire KC Youth Program »

Check out this awesome video from the folks at Hire KC Youth where they feature Kevin Timmons and the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet. The Kitchen Cabinet has worked with Mayor Sly James to support his signature youth initiative and hire Kansas City youth over the summer.

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The Taste of Mid-Missouri is Back!
7 Mar
2017
Written by MRA

The Taste of Mid-Missouri is Back! »

It’s the 32nd annual Taste of Mid-Missouri, a special night featuring good food, drink, entertainment and interaction, hosted by the Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association (MMRA), a group whose members represent the majority of restaurants, cafés and bistros doing business in Columbia, Jefferson City and the Lake of the Ozarks.

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MRA chapters co-sponsor NAACP events in Jefferson City
22 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

MRA chapters co-sponsor NAACP events in Jefferson City »

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association, supported by the Kitchen Cabinet programs in those areas, co-sponsored the NAACP’s 2017 Legislative Day at the Capitol and the celebration of African American History Month. The event was held February 17 in Jefferson City. Governor Eric Greitens gave the keynote address.

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Your MRA Dues Investment at Work
15 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Your MRA Dues Investment at Work »

After months of preparation, and full of hope, a record number of ProStart teams will leave their local schools today to travel to Springfield for the 15th Annual Missouri State Competition in Springfield on February 17. The students will demonstrate their mastery of restaurant leadership skills — culinary and management — in a fast-paced competition

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Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association assists local culinary program
9 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association assists local culinary program »

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA), in conjunction with the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet, presented the DeLaSalle Education Center with new culinary equipment to support its ProStart® program on February 7. The equipment, valued at $2,200, was made possible through a grant from the GKCRA to support the next generation of culinary leaders.

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Betty Glasgow receives ProStart® Educator of Excellence Award
2 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

Betty Glasgow receives ProStart® Educator of Excellence Award »

Glasgow, now in her 11th year of teaching ProStart, understands the importance of being prepared to talk about the program anywhere at anytime. And her ability to do so has resulted in finding mentors for her students; securing food and equipment donations for the classroom; and sponsorship to cover chef coats and travel expenses for competing culinary and management teams.

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MISSOURI KITCHEN CABINET EXPANDS ACROSS THE STATE
26 Jan
2017
Written by MRA

MISSOURI KITCHEN CABINET EXPANDS ACROSS THE STATE »

Members of the Kitchen Cabinet understand the real story of the importance of restaurants in Missouri and the nation. Legislators, the media, and the public need to understand the actual narrative of the industry, not just the cherry-picked claims of special interests attempting to advance a misguided, self-serving agenda.

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FICA Tip Credit Can Save a Restaurant Thousands in Taxes
11 Jan
2017
Written by MRA

FICA Tip Credit Can Save a Restaurant Thousands in Taxes »

MRA reminds restaurants to take advantage of the FICA Tip Credit. Available only to owners of food and beverage establishments, it can save a restaurant owner thousands of dollars per year.

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Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor on behalf of the Industry
4 Jan
2017
Written by MRA

Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor on behalf of the Industry »

Missouri Restaurant Association regularly communicates with the media on behalf of the restaurant industry. Such was the case around the holidays this year. To keep you better informed, MRA is including two recent submissions for your consideration.

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Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.70 on Jan. 1, 2017
30 Dec
2016
Written by MRA

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.70 on Jan. 1, 2017 »

In November, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage will increase 5 cents to $7.70 effective January 1, 2017.

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