News & Events

The CRA has three major events each year, Connecticut Restaurant Week which this year is Monday, October 13 through Sunday, October 19, our Annual Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner in early December at Mohegan Sun Casino, and our CRA Golf Classic which took place on June 24, 2014 at the Country Club of Waterbury. Throughout the year we also offer seminars and networking events.

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Upcoming events

    • 29 Oct 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford - Rooms 21 & 22

    Next month, the Connecticut Department of Labor will be bringing on board six new wage and hour investigators. These new agents are being hired for a single purpose: to investigate Connecticut restaurants. 

    Given this significant new government initiative, it’s likely that, in the coming months, your establishment could face an audit. 

    Therefore, to help you be better prepared for these audits, the CRA, in conjunction with the legal team at Siegel, O’Connor, O’Donnell & Beck, will be holding a Wage & Hour Compliance Seminar which will cover a number of critical topics including how to survive a DOL audit, record keeping, overtime, tip credit, and exempt vs. non-exempt employees. 

    The seminar will be held on Wednesday, October 29 from 9:00am to 11:00am in Rooms 21 & 22 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  This will be a complimentary seminar for CRA members.  
    There will be a $50 fee for non-members to attend.  Please RSVP to Justina Santiago at

    Furthermore, we have provided all members with a Labor and Employment Handbook for Connecticut Restaurants, which serves as a resource to help you understand current labor and employment law.  The book was last updated in January 2013.  If you do not have one, please contact Justina Santiago at or (860) 278-8008 ext. 115.

    • 02 Dec 2014
    • 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Mohegan Sun
    Join us for our Annual Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner!

    Annual Meeting: 4:30PM

    Cocktail Hour & Vendor Showcase: 5:30-7PM

    Dinner: 7PM

    More details coming soon! 

Thank you to our Industry Partners


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