With one-third of all California restaurants located in Los Angeles County, operators need to defend and protect the industry from anti-business factions and politicians who may not understand how difficult it is to operate a profitable business, while serving up healthy, tasty cuisine for patrons.
As members know, the California Restaurant Association functions as a true partner in business, providing benefits for owners and operators, and continually adding and enhancing benefits to help the restaurant community in every facet of business. In addition, the CRA Los Angeles chapter connects members so they can learn from one another, become more profitable, develop key relationships with government agencies, monitor local regulatory changes and provide a means to advance the industry. The CRA chapter network creates the framework, but it is up to individual operators to join and use the offered benefits while adding strength to the CRA’s advocacy efforts.
The CRA Los Angeles chapter has an assertive and proactive local political action committee that works to support and elect officials who have a handle on the top political issues affecting all restaurants. The concerted efforts by the chapter, and its Los Angeles Food and Beverage PAC, to contest potentially harmful legislation are costly, which is why the support of all restaurateurs is necessary to continue the diligent work on behalf of the industry. Join the CRA and contribute to the PAC today – the strength of the industry depends on support.
Los Angeles Board of Directors
Chapter President immediate Past President Secretary Treasurer Emeritus
Ms. Ashley Robey - Hakkasan Group Mr. Scott Ponchetti - Hard Rock Cafe Mr. Anthony Zaller - Van Vleck, Turner & Zaller LLP Ms. Patricia Perez - Pho Show Ms. Madelyn Alfano - Maria's Holding Corp. DBA Maria's Italian Kitchen Dr. Jerald Chesser -
Mr. Bryan Allred - SYSCO Los Angeles Mr. Don Luis Camacho - Camacho's Incorporated Mr. Ti Chang - ATKA Enterprises, Inc. - McDonald's Franchisee Ms. Lynne Davidson - Tito's Tacos Mexican Restaurant, Inc. Ms. Erin Deviny - Bubba Gump Shrimp Mr. Don Froehlich - Maria's Holding Corp. DBA Maria's Italian Kitchen Mrs. Lisette Gavina Lopez - F. Gavina & Sons, Inc. Mr. Scott Hartford - Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Inc. Mr. Tom Holt - Urbane Cafe- TGH Enterprises Mr. David Houston - Barney's Beanery - Pasadena Mr. Svante Johansson - SJ & Associates Food Services Solutions Mr. Greg Kniss - Krost, Baumgarten, Kniss, & Guerrero Ms. Amy Knoll Fraser - Grace Restaurant Mr. Mike Masterson - ISOTECH Pest Management Mr. Greg McNally - Restaurant Profit Technologies Mr. Vu Nguyen - Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, Corp. Office Mr. Tony Palermo - Tony P's Dockside Grill Mr. Jeff Rosenthal - Dignified Food, LLC Ms. Beth Schroeder, Esq. - Lathrop & Gage Mr. Selwyn Yosslowitz - Marmalade Cafe Mr. James Zellerbach - Restaurant Packaging Group
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