BECOME A MEMBER, GET INVOLVED AND SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY.
Orange County has oceans white with foam, Disneyland, major league sports and even a few "Real Housewives," but, more importantly, it's become a premier dining destination. More than ever, it's crucial for restaurant owners and operators to get involved and help the industry flourish. The California Restaurant Association Orange County chapter connects members at the local level to learn from each another, develop relationships with local government, monitor regulatory changes and give back to budding industry leaders.
Become a member today and join in on the chapter's annual golf tournament, Industry Presidents Panel, networking events, cocktail hours and more valuable events. Support from independents and chains alike is vital to the industry's future.
The chapter is an ardent supporter of the CRA Educational Foundation (CRAEF). Consider supporting promising industry leaders by participating in one of the many chapter events, or donate directly here.
Orange County Chapter Board of Directors
Chapter President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Members
Mr. Kyle Simpson - Vine Restaurant & Bar Ms. Tammy Cook - Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Ms. Brittany Juarez – Karl Strauss Brewing Co. Ms. Kristi D. Oates - Squar Milner
Mr. Russell J. Bendel Jr. - The Habit Restaurants, LLC Mr. Paul Berkman - Rutabegorz Restaurant Mr. Robert Clunie - Disneyland Resort Mr. Joe Gatto - Outback Steakhouse/T-Bird Rest. Grp., Inc. Mr. Jon A. Jezierski - Global Protein Group Ms. Melisa Marks - So Cal Gas Co. Mr. Jeff McNeilly - Brinker International Ms. Gina Miller with Call & Jensen Mr. Jeff Preston - BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Ted Protano - FreshPoint - Southern California Mr. Kevin Rosamilia - Sysco Riverside Ms. Talia Samuels - Ingardia Bros. Produce Inc. Mr. John Tallichet - Specialty Restaurants Corp. Mr. Michael Viola – Pure Restaurant Solutions
Find quick answers to your questions about the CRA and navigating calrest.org.