Good food is one thing.
Good business is something else.
Our mission is to be the bridge between good food and good business so that your restaurant or cafe can become great. We’re passionate about our vibrant industry, which is full of interesting, talented and entrepreneurial people…people just like you.
Whether you need advice on an employment dispute or help navigating the terms of your lease, our industry and legal experts have got your back.
Thousands of restaurants and cafes consider the Restaurant Association their secret weapon for success.
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The cost of the membership is less than one lawyer's letter if you were to get a personal grievance claim.
We find our relationship with the Restaurant Association to be invaluable and have been members for several years. All of our franchisees are encouraged to become members and that is now part of the setup procedure we follow with all new franchisees.
The benefits are huge with franchisees able to get great rates on banking and insurance, but of most use is the amazing support the association gives to our franchisees for HR advice. We sell the cost of the membership as less than one lawyer's letter if ever they were to get a personal grievance claim against them.
The recent Kaikoura Earthquakes showed the true value of the association as they motored into gear offering all members assistance and reaching out to non members to offer help too.”
Navigating regulation and legislation for the hospitality industry is a minefield. We track the latest news and developments for our members.
St John First Aid Kits
Managing and motivating the kitchen team - webinar
Letter of Offer - Existing Employees
Responsible host sign
Serving Responsibly - webinar
Established Managers - webinar
Savour magazine - issue 5, June 2018
Plan for Profits - webinar
Customer focus: Allergy and Gluten free - webinar
Have a browse.
From wage pads to signage to sample contracts, we’ve curated a collection of products you need to run your business more efficiently. Members receive discounts on all of this stuff.