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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

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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Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Cafe

Annapurna’s World Vegetarian Cafe

Annapurna is the place for a healing cuisine. To accomplish this mission of serving a healing cuisine as prescribed in the Ayurvedic tradition, our restaurants maintain certain principles and philosophies that are very unique in the food industry. Our food is made by...

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NMRA Events Calendar

We our currently rebuilding our events calendar and registration pages. Please call our office at 505-343-9848 to schedule for any of the classes below.  

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Teladoc Visits for Busy Employees

Providing access to medical experts and mental health professionals can be a huge help in recruiting and retaining employees. Ready to offer these benefits now?  Contact NMRA's Membership Department to be connected with a representative. NMRA is proud to offer members...

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Employee Protection with Aflac

Employee Protection with Aflac

Providing access to supplemental benefits can be a huge help in recruiting and retaining employees. Ready to offer these benefits now?  Contact NMRA's Membership Department to be connected with a representative. Want to talk with a representative to learn more? ...

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Exclusive Discounts for your Employees!

Exclusive Discounts for your Employees!

Health, Happiness, and Savings for NMRA Member Employees! CLICK HERE FOR YOUR DISCOUNTS! Looking for ways to attract, support, and retain employees?  New Mexico Restaurant Association member restaurants have the option to provide a new, exciting employee benefit: The...

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Unemployment Insurance Identity Fraud

If you are a business who has received correspondence from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) for an employee who is still working, deceased, or never worked for your business, we ask that you report this to NMDWS immediately by taking the...

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