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Help Support the FRESH Food Drive!

November 8, 2018
Help get fresh, local, nutritious food onto the tables of your neighbors in need this Thanksgiving by donating to FRESHFARM’s annual FRESH Food Drive ! The FRESH Food Drive is an important part of the nonprofit’s work with their gleaning partners : emergency food assistance organizations in FRESHFARM’s farmers market neighborhoods who collect leftover produce from markets each week to feed to those in need. Through the FRESH Food Drive, FRESHFARM uses donations from shoppers and community members to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and turkeys from local farmers for our...

Volunteer for Safeway's Annual Feast of Sharing

November 9, 2018
Celebrate the season of giving by volunteering at Safeway's Feast of Sharing to help those who are in need! This FREE Thanksgiving Meal is served by dedicated volunteers like you to nearly 5,000 members in our community. We need help in the days leading up to the event as well as on the day of the event. Requirements: All advance food prep volunteers must be 18 or older. All volunteers at Safeway Feast of Sharing event on Wednesday must be age 12 or older. Each volunteer MUST register individually for each shift they which to participate in. If a group should wish to join us, each...

Gobble ‘Til You Wobble: DC Restaurants Offer Diners Thanksgiving Specials

November 8, 2018
RAMW member s invite diners to skip the stress of cooking & feast at some of DC’s best restaurants or enjoy fully catered spreads in the comfort of your own home this Thanksgiving Washington, DC (November 8, 2018) – Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited for the holiday season and invite diners to take the stress out of Thanksgiving with festive prefixed menus and catering or take out options available from some of DC’s best restaurants. Read on for a complete list of participating restaurants offering turkey day specials...

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Sponsors DMV's First-of-its-Kind Black Restaurant Week

November 5, 2018
Local nonprofit sponsors as curator partner, will participate in Education Conference and other key events Washington, DC, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is proud to announce its participation in the DMV’S first-of-its-kind Black Restaurant Week. The weeklong celebration began Sunday, November 4th and continues through Sunday, November 11th. The event will bring black restaurant owners, managers, chefs, caterers, thought leaders and financiers into one room to discuss options for entrepreneurial ventures and...

Get Your Business Ready for Small Business Saturday®

November 1, 2018
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is proud to support Small Business Saturday ® , which unites communities to support businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday shopping tradition founded by American Express that celebrates all types of small businesses, from corner stores to food trucks to online boutiques. Your business is important to us, and we want to help it grow. Participating in Small Business Saturday is a great way to promote your business and to reach new customers. Take advantage of all the resources available to help you and your business...

National Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Program, ProStart, Starts Cooking in DC Public Schools

October 16, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC – October 16, 2018 – Today, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and Educated Eats will celebrate the arrival of the NRAEF’s high school culinary and restaurant management program, ProStart, to the District of Columbia. The celebration will kick off at the Educated Eats “Sips & Bites” press conference and benefits event for culinary and hospitality education held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center this evening at 5:00 pm...Read more

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Brings Nationally Recognized ProStart® Program Back To Nation’s Capital with Programs at Three Local High Schools

October 12, 2018
PROSTART ® TRAINS THE NEXT GENERATION OF CULINARY LEADERS, PROVIDING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DC YOUTH WASHINGTON (October 11, 2018) — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and its education foundation, Educated Eats, are pleased to announce the return of a nationally acclaimed program aimed at cultivating the next generation of local culinary and hospitality management leaders in DC. ProStart ® , a National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) program that prepares high school students for...Read more

Hello, Holidays: DC Restaurants Offer Diners Private Dining & Holiday Party Booking Specials

October 11, 2018
RAMW member s invite diners to celebrate the holiday season at some of DC’s best restaurants with exclusive booking specials and promotions for private dining Washington, DC (October 11, 2018) – Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited for the holiday season, and invite diners to book their next holiday party, special occasion dinner, corporate events, and so much more in expertly designed spaces that serve deliciously curated festive fare and cocktails to take the hassle out of planning. For a complete list of participating...

How does your restaurant promote diversity and charity? Tell Your Story and Apply for the NRAEF Restaurant Industry Awards Today!

October 8, 2018
The National Restaurant Association 's research has found that 90 percent of restaurateurs in the United States participate in charitable work. Are you one of them? If you are, you could win a 2019 Restaurant Neighbor, Faces of Diversity or Ambassador of Hospitality award – and maybe $10,000. The awards honor members of the restaurant industry that best represent the commitment to charitable giving, diversity and hospitality. The Restaurant Neighbor award, sponsored by American Express, recognizes restaurants for their outstanding community service. The Faces of Diversity award,...

Back to School: 8 Ways Your Restaurant Can Engage

August 31, 2018
By National Restaurant Association With the new school year around the corner, now’s the time to study up on ways to support students—and their families and educators. Get involved with these back-to-school ideas. 1. Sponsor a school-supply drive. Each summer, the Phoenix-area franchise of Famous Dave’s hosts a school-supply drive for kids in need. Partnering with the nonprofit Southwest Human Development, the barbecue joint invites the community to drop off crayons, glue sticks, pencils and other supplies at its four locations. As an incentive, anyone donating a new...