Partnership Opportunities

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For information on these or other Partner opportunities with the Texas Restaurant Association or Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, please contact Robert Hale, 800-395-2872 or [email protected]
Southwest Foodservice Expo
The 2nd largest foodservice tradeshow in the nation is held each June, alternating between Dallas and Houston. Featuring more than 1000 exhibitors and 27,000 attendees, this is the best way to connect face-to-face with current and new customers. A variety of Partnership opportunities are available.
Partnership Opportunities

TRA Education Foundation Events

Legends Golf Classic – held in the spring, this golf tournament brings together leaders of the foodservice industry.

TRA President’s Gala – held in conjunctions with Expo in June, this is the party of the year for the foodservice industry.

Both of these events provide outstanding opportunities to network and build your brand awareness with leaders of the Texas foodservice industry. 
For information on Partnering Gala or the Golf Classic, contact the TRA Education Foundation. Golf/Gala Partnership

TRA/TRAEF Board Meetings - Select companies can participate in the semi-annual TRA/TRAEF board meetings. Introduce your product or service to the opinion leaders in the restaurant industry.

Customized Seminars or Boot Camp – Advance your relationship with a restaurant client by Partnering one of these intensive, two-day workshops, which provide restaurant management training for the employees. 

On Line Certification – Support the Food Safety Manager Certification and/or TABC To Go alcohol seller/server certification programs offered on the web.

Making the Transition – Formal events with top school district officials, presented with a comprehensive guide to how TRAEF curricula can move their culinary arts programs forward, promoting career awareness and preparing students for careers in the industry.

Entrepreneur 101 – A full service, branded restaurant on a high school campus, run by students with a three to four year curriculum.

FS Prep – A two year culinary foodservice curricula adopted by more than 70 high schools in Texas.

Program Partnerships - Connect with current and future foodservice industry leaders by Partnering with the TRA Education Foundation on any of the education and training opportunities offered.

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