NMRA BLOG

 

You will find every article, post, brilliant reminiscing and more in this restaurant weblog. Enjoy!

 

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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Staff Training, Recycling & Taking the Food Waste Challenge

Staff Training, Recycling & Taking the Food Waste Challenge

For the final week in our sustainability series, we tackle staff training , recyling and how to take the food waste challenge. Training Staff and Ensuring Smooth Collections  Locate collection containers (a 5-gallon bucket, “Slim Jim” container or 64-gallon cart) and...

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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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Donating Excess Food Waste to Serve the Hungry

Donating Excess Food Waste to Serve the Hungry

In a study conducted in 2010 by the NM Association of Food Banks entitled “Hunger in New Mexico”, it was found to be a myth that the only people seeking food assistance are without work or homeless. The study found that 32% of households seeking emergency food...

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Food Diversion and Environmental Health Safety Practices

Food Diversion and Environmental Health Safety Practices

For week 2 of our sustainability series, we cover multiple ways to divert food waste that not only help impact your bottom line but also help serve your community. No matter if your business is collecting food waste for donation for human use, feeding animals, or for...

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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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Become a Featured Benefit

Become a Featured Benefit

NMRA is proud to announce a great way to get your product or service to our Members. The Association's "Featured Benefits" will put your business in the spotlight! Do you have a great offer? In order to participate, you need to offer our members a significant discount...

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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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Ten Thousand Waves Requiring Vaccine Proof

Ten Thousand Waves Requiring Vaccine Proof

You may have seen the news lately that New Mexico Restaurant Association Member Ten Thousand Waves recently enacted vaccination requirements for lodging, indoor dining, and spa guests. You may have also wondered how that worked out for them. In what many considered a...

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2021 Liquor Law Changes

2021 Liquor Law Changes

CHANGES STARTING JULY 1 Here are immediate changes to the liquor laws as of July 1, 2021, that proprietors should be aware of, in no particular order: ·     Sunday sales: No restrictions. Hours, based on the various licenses hours of operation, are the same on Sunday...

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Restaurant Employee Shortage

Restaurant Employee Shortage

Restaurants can’t find workers—why and what you might do about it. In New Mexico, seventy-nine thousand five hundred seventy-eight (75,578) people are still unemployed, yet we can’t get anyone to work. What the heck? There are many reasons for this phenomenon. The...

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