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Thanks to Refrigeration & Kitchen Solutions, Inc.
20 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Thanks to Refrigeration & Kitchen Solutions, Inc. »

MRA tips its hat to Josh Hausgen, owner of Refrigeration and Kitchen Solutions, Inc., for placing MRA logos on the company’s service vans. RKS is an allied partner of Missouri Restaurant Association.

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Nationally known contributor to speak at MRA meetings
12 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Nationally known contributor to speak at MRA meetings »

Noted contributor Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policies Institute will be in Missouri on June 5 and 6 to speak to MRA members in four cities. A former field economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Michael is uniquely qualified to disclose the truth behind the movement to raise the minimum wage and the consequences of extreme wage mandates.

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MRA Legislative Day a huge success
6 Apr
2017
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MRA Legislative Day a huge success »

Missouri Restaurant Association partners from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on April 4 for the annual MRA Legislative Day. Greg Hunsucker, owner of V’s Italiano Ristorante in Independence and chairman of MRA’s Government Relations and Public Policy Committee, welcomed attendees to the breakfast briefing and stressed the importance of MRA’s involvement in the legislative process.

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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
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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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