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Engaging Rangatahi

The Restaurant Association is dedicated to ensuring a thriving a diverse hospitality industry and building a future for the next generation of hospitality professionals has never been more important.

Including rangatahi (young people/younger generation) in the conversation and providing the tools to help them learn about our industry in ways they will find accessible, engaging, inspiring and challenging is a critical component to attracting new people into our workforce and ensuring a flourishing, inclusive industry.

The Association’s Engaging Rangatahi initiative aims to connect with those in the industry that represent the future, those with visions and drive to grow our industry, possibly in their own way, to help guide us and collectively we can create a better future for everyone.

The Rangatahi charter

Our Rangatahi Charter is a commitment to actively participate in developing frameworks for our members that support the holistic learning of young people.

Rangatahi mission

  • To advise members on how to create future forward workplaces
  • To ensure our content serves all of our members and potential members
  • To provide impartial advice and information to help our members and future members understand and engage with our industry

Our Plan

  • Form a Rangatahi Leadership Group of young industry professionals
  • Develop engaging formats to connect with the wider rangatahi audience
  • Develop pathways to leadership, entrepreneurship & mentoring
  • Celebrate rangatahi in the industry and highlight their achievement and give them opportunities to be recognised.