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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.

How we help you

  • Advocacy

    We are the voice of the industry and have been since the 1970’s. Representing you on all issues from employment law, the regulatory environment, food safety, liquor licensing, immigration & more.

  • Support

    We are like a silent business partner, here to support you at a moments notice. With our 24/7 helpline and online resource library, we have the answers you need.

  • Savings

    With our network of partners and supporters we'll help you make savings and increase your bottom line. From merchant fees, eftpos and energy to insurance and more.

  • Promotion

    With our gift card and voucher programmes we drive more customers to your doors. We also recognise and celebrate success with regional hospitality awards.

  • Training

    Professional development helps hospitality businesses of all types and sizes to grow and keep skilled staff. Join us for live workshops or watch on-demand.

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.”

Want to join us?

  • Full essentials Perfect for most cafes and restaurants $15.35 / week
    paid monthly or annually
  • Food truck and kiosk Flexible plans for food on the move $10.08 / week
    paid monthly or annually
  • Premier Suited for hospo groups etc. $18.92 / week
    paid monthly or annually

Latest news

Navigating regulation and legislation for the hospitality industry is a minefield. We track the latest news and developments for our members.