New Member Resources
“Get involved! At events like the Southwest Foodservice Expo and local chapter meetings, you will meet people who are willing to lend their expertise to help you succeed.” – Lisa Perini
Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap | TRA Member Since 1983
Welcome to the Texas Restaurant Association!
To help you familiarize yourself with the association and all of the benefits of membership, we’ve collected many helpful links that will introduce you to the resources your association offers.
TRA offers legal resources, financial tools, information on human resource issues, food safety requirements, marketing tools, resources for going green and offering healthy dining options and more!
Get involved in your local community by becoming active in the local TRA chapter. These groups meet frequently to address issues of concern and provide a great opportunity for networking.
Southwest Foodservice Expo
The Southwest Foodservice Expo is the second largest tradeshow in the foodservice industry. Held each June, Expo is the place for finding new products and services, networking with fellow restaurateurs and gaining insights into industry trends and cutting-edge business practices.
Training & Certification
TRA Certified! is the home for all of the industry required certifications. We offer online alcohol seller/server certification and food handler training; online food manager certification and ServSafe classroom training.
The TRA Education Foundation’s goal is to meet the educational needs of the foodservice industry. The Foundation focuses on providing the necessary resources to help restaurateurs confront educational and labor challenges with the latest innovations in education, technology, and training.
TRA Online Buyer’s Guide
COMING JANUARY 2012. This is the source for restaurant owners and operators looking to purchase products and services. Search by category and find information on leading providers.