Past Events

017-dsc_6045-low-resThe New Mexico Restaurant Association is dedicated to education, training and helping our members in anyway we can. If you have reached this page you probably want to see a past events or class NMRA is hosting. Please go to our event calender on to see upcoming events.

Food Safety Training – NMRA is the premier provider of ServSafe – food safety training in the state. NMRA conducts monthly certification training in our Albuquerque office and we travel the state regularly to provide this training to our members.

The Management Certification Class
Certification is a key element of developing professionalism in the industry. A certification from National Restaurant Association Solutions requires assessment, including testing, and an evaluation of education and/or experience. Attendees who successfully complete the course and pass the exam will receive a certification from NRA Solutions which is nationally recognized and valid for 5 years. The 8-hour course (including a lunch break) will utilize the ServSafe Manager Book and approved videos.

Course Costs
$125 per person for NMRA Members                  $175 per person for non-members

We also provide a class for back-of-the-house line employees. Employee Food Handler classes are also available; please contact NMRA at 505-343-9848 for more information.

Food safety is a concern for all consumers. Restaurant customers are more savvy today than ever before and they expect safe, clean food every time they eat out. You owe it to yourself, your employees and your customers to make sure you have the highest level of food safety training in your establishment.

NMRA offers ServSafe® food safety certification for managers as well as employees by certified ServSafe instructors. This training is certified by National Restaurant Association Solutions.

Alcohol Server Certification – The New Mexico Restaurant Association offers alcohol server certification classes that meet the mandatory education requirement for anyone selling or serving alcohol in the state of New Mexico.

You can access a Fast, State Approved, Online and Convenient class simply by clicking this link.And for a NMRA 20% member discount use the coupon code NMonline.

We offer classes in Albuquerque and Santa Fe on a weekly basis. We can also set up private classes for 10 or more people. Classes are $25 in Albuquerque, $30 outside of Albuquerque with discounts for NMRA member employees and pre-registration. Bring Photo ID, payment and pen to class. Call for more information and pricing on private classes or class schedules 505-343-9848.

Hospitality Industry Awards event- NMRA hosts the premier awards event for the restaurant industry in New Mexico called the Hospitality Industry Awards Dinner. Awards are presented to:

Employees are the lifeblood of every restaurant. The association recognized five recipients of Employee of the Year. They are as follows:

The Manager of the Year recognizes a manager who serves as the team leader in a restaurant in addition to, or in absence of, an onsite owner.

The Chef of the Year award is given to an outstanding chef in a New Mexico foodservice establishment.

Restaurants are strong supporters of the communities in which they reside. Nine out of ten restaurants contribute to a community service project or fundraiser on a regular basis. The Restaurant Neighbor Award honors a restaurant that is a good neighbor in their area and has had a significant impact on the community through a service project or fundraising event.

The highest honor a restaurateur can achieve in New Mexico is Restaurateur of the Year. There were many outstanding nominees in this category this year.

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