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US Department of Labor Awards National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation $4.5 Million to Train Justice-Involved Young Adults for Restaurant Jobs

July 15, 2019
WASHINGTON -- July 15, 2019 / PRNewswire / -- The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced today it has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the US Department of Labor (USDOL) to develop pathways from the justice system to employment for young adults. The grant is the largest in the history of the NRAEF and will launch the Foundation's HOPES program (Hospitality Opportunities for People (re)Entering Society). The $4.5 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will support the NRAEF’s launch of HOPES – Hospitality Opportunities for People...Read more

Shenandoah Gem Three Blacksmiths Announces Exclusive New Year’s Eve Dinner

September 17, 2019
Three Blacksmiths restaurant in Sperryville, VA is ringing in 2020 with a very special New Year’s Eve Celebration and the only way to grab a table for this exclusive evening is by helping Wakefield Country Day School (WCDS). Three Blacksmiths will be offering all tables on December 31, 2019 at 8:00pm exclusively to the highest bidders with 100% of the proceeds benefiting WCDS in Huntly, Virginia. Three Blacksmith owners, Diane and John MacPherson, have a personal connection to WCDS and have seen firsthand the positive impact the school has made in their family and community. With just...Read more

Celebrating the Hispanic Culture’s Impact on the Restaurant Industry

September 15, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association For Hispanic Heritage Month, National Restaurant Association is profiling several Hispanic industry standouts who have enriched the way food is prepared and restaurants are run. The richness of our industry comes from the richness of the cultures that make it up. As National Hispanic Heritage Month begins, the Association connected with several of our industry professionals — board members, celebrities and entrepreneurs — who were raised in Hispanic cultures and who have enriched the way food is prepared and how restaurants are...

The Rachel Ray Foundation Offers High Schools Chance to Bring the Nation's Top Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management Program to Their Students

September 12, 2019
$375,000 IN “PROSTART GROW GRANTS” WILL HELP DESERVING HIGH SCHOOLS ADD PROSTART TO THEIR CURRICULUM OR IMPROVE THEIR EXISTING PROSTART PROGRAMS - APPLY NOW HERE WASHINGTON, DC – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – ProStart high schools across the country will have the chance to win up to $375,000 in funding to build or grow classrooms to educate the next generation of restaurant leaders with help from The Rachael Ray Foundation (RRF). Through The Rachael Ray Foundation Grow Grant, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) will provide funding for...Read more

Award-Winning Chef Kwame Onwuachi to Host "Late Night African Market" to Celebrate Kith/Kin's 2-Year Anniversary

September 11, 2019
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Honoring the essence and heritage of West Africa's unique and diverse culture and cuisine, Kith/Kin at the InterContinental Washington DC - The Wharf (801 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024; www.KithandKinDC.com ; (202) 878-8566; @KithandKinDC) will be transformed into a vibrant night market on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 from 8PM to midnight in celebration of the award-winning Afro-Caribbean restaurant's 2-year anniversary. The interactive and enlightening evening will be accentuated with stunning waterfront views of the Potomac River on The Wharf,...Read more

Le Diplomate Joins “Celebrate Logan” VIP Line Up

September 5, 2019
DC Restaurant Tour Supports Homeless Neighbors WASHINGTON – N Street Village today announced that Le Diplomate, along with Chicken+Whiskey, Supra, and Milk Bar, will join the VIP restaurant line up at the sixth annual “Celebrate Logan” on Sat. Sept. 14. Presented by TRR Sotheby’s International Realty, the self-guided D.C. restaurant tour of Logan Circle and the 14th Street Northwest corridor will allow participants to visit some of the city’s top restaurants while supporting their neighbors at N Street Village, the district’s largest nonprofit serving...Read more

National Food Safety Month is Here

August 30, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Learn how a food-safety management system is the foundation for controlling and minimizing your operation’s risk. Making sure your employees know and understand food safety best practices is important to the health of your customers and the health of your business. Ensuring ongoing education and adherence to a food safety plan starts with a strong food-safety management system. The 2019 National Food Safety Month theme is “Controlling Risk: The Elements of a Food Safety Management System.” The campaign kicked off Sept. 1...

DC Restaurants Help Welcome 19th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival Attendees

August 25, 2019
RAMW member restaurants welcome book lovers with limited-time exclusive specials and promotions Washington, DC (August 25, 2019) – Events DC and Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) along with its members are excited to welcome the 19 th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Saturday, August 31, 2019. This beloved end-of-summer event is FREE and open to the public, offering a celebration of all things books with appearances from some of today’s most powerful voices (plus some sticking around for book...

DC Brau Does DC Beer Week 2019

August 12, 2019
Highlights Include 8th Annual Crabfest at Quarterdeck & Sunset Beer Cruise on the Potomac Washington, DC (August 2019) - DC Brau is gearing up for another fun-filled DC Beer Week in the nation’s capital next month from Sunday, September 8th through Sunday, September 15th. In addition to participating in a variety of larger events throughout the week at Bluejacket, Boundary Stone and Roofer’s Union, the brewery is hosting its annual Crabfest at the Quarterdeck on Monday the 9th with a sunset beer cruise on the Potomac to kick off the final weekend on Friday, September 13th. The...Read more

Promote Your Restaurant to THOUSANDS of Walter E. Washington Convention Center Visitors This August!

July 29, 2019
Summer may be winding down, but DC still has THOUSANDS of visitors preparing to spend time in YOUR restaurant during two MAJOR citywide events coming up next month. Through our partnership with Events DC, RAMW is able to promote any exclusive discounts and special offers from our restaurant members directly to attendees and visitors in targeted marketing campaigns throughout the duration of each event to drive traffic to your business! What do I have to do? Complete the online opt-in form to tell us you want to be an "Official Dining Partner" for any and all of the upcoming events...Read more

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