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2022 ProStart Competition

2022 ProStart Competition

Congratulations to the winners from the 19th Annual New Mexico ProStart Invitational. Carlsbad High School Culinary Team and Chaparral High School Management Team will be on their way to Nationals, May 6-8 in Washington, D.C.. The teams will compete against other...

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Diverting Food Waste for Composting

Diverting Food Waste for Composting

Continuing in our sustainabilty series, this week we explore diverting food for composting and what it could bring to the table for your restaurant. Once all appropriate food has been donated, a food-generating facility can set aside food wastes for compost.  The...

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The Facts About Food Waste

The Facts About Food Waste

For the next several weeks, NMRA will be running a series of blogs focused on sustainability in the food service industry to educate our community on how we can all do more to reduce food waste and make our industry more sustainable overall. According to EPA...

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ERTC Guidance from Adesso Capital

ERTC Guidance from Adesso Capital

The NMRA is taking proactive steps to ensure our member restaurants take full advantage of the federal pandemic assistance available to them. Maximizing the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) The ERC is a federal initiative to support efforts to keep employees on the...

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In Memoriam of Sean Montano

To memorialize Sean Montano, NMRA is establishing a scholarship in his name to continue his tradition of teamwork and inclusivity.New Mexico’s Hospitality Industry has lost a leader and a friend.  Sean Montano, long-time employee and manager of Monroe’s, has passed...

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2022 New Year Message from Carol Wight

2022 New Year Message from Carol Wight

Here is my New Year’s wish for NMRA Members and all of our brothers and sisters who show up every day to work in restaurants across the land of enchantment. Who would have thought that our industry would be turned upside down for two entire years? I want to thank all...

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2021 Restaurateur of the Year

2021 Restaurateur of the Year

Jason and Deidra Vinson Yo Mama's Grill This year’s winners started early in the NM restaurant industry.  One partner started as a dishwasher straight out of high school at Cattle Baron and eventually moved up to management at other restaurants.  Years later, he’d...

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Supply Discounts from Office Depot

Office Depot is offering discounts on your most used items, plus one time buys!  Use it in the way that is easiest for your business! You can order online, pay at the store, or get a billable account. Save Money Discounts up to 80% off MSLP on hundreds of commonly...

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2021 Chef of the Year

2021 Chef of the Year

Mark Kiffin The Compound Restaurant - Santa Fe This year’s Superhero Chef has spent 45 years completely dedicated to the passion and craft of the table.  For him, food is not about trying to create a new trend but perfecting what you are doing every day.  He was...

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2021 Restaurant Neighbor of the Year

2021 Restaurant Neighbor of the Year

Michael White - High Point Rustic Kitchen Albuquerque This year’s Restaurant Neighbor Superhero spearheads the charity Kitchen Kids Inc, which is in its 6th year of providing free cooking courses where kids work side-by-side with professionals.  He is also the...

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2021 Manager of the Year

2021 Manager of the Year

Tai Ayers Ohori's Coffee Roasters - Santa Fe2021’s Manager of the Year winner has been in the industry for years.  Starting at 15 at Santa Fe’s Haagen-Dazs.  She moved up, including managing the Student Café in college.  20 years ago, she began Barista work at began...

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NMRA 2021 Hospitality Industry Awards

2021 has been a year of learning and rebuilding. Our industry has faced unprecedented perils and a celebrations is in order. Every year we award the Manager of the Year, Chef of the Year, Restaurant Neighbor, and Restaurateur of the Year. We are not letting all of the...

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In Memoriam of Tom Willis

Tom Willis’s Life Celebration will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Church of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Rd NE. The New Mexico restaurant industry has lost a titan with the passing of longtime association board member Tom Willis. Throughout...

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