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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.

Become a member

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.

Your link to better business

We’re like your silent business partner - available at a moment’s notice to answer questions, offer advice or advocate on your behalf.

Weekly one-on-one mentoring sessions and a 24-hour Helpline are all part of the package.

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Mike Egan

Mike Egan

Owner/Operator

Monsoon Poon, Burger Liquor + More

Wellington

Joining the Restaurant Association is the best business decision you will make.

As a small business owner, we have to prioritise a multitude of tasks every day in order our to satisfy our customers and to also run the actual business in a professional way.

We need to have a complete understanding of the regulatory environment prescribed by local and central government. Failing to do this can have a significant economic impact on our viability.

Membership of the Restaurant Association is vital in helping us deal with all of this by keeping us up to date with new developments in “best practice” and providing vital guidance and support in all areas when needed.”

Shopping therapy

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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.

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