Scenic and smart, San Diego is home to an always-active chapter of the California Restaurant Association.
The chapter participates in community and philanthropic events on an ongoing basis. The San Diego education committee has supported projects such as the ROP culinary arts program at inner city schools, the Hospitality + Tourism Management program at San Diego State University and school garden projects at local elementary school.
It also organize San Diego Restaurant Week, introducing the community to local restaurants and showcasing the industry's talent.
SAN DIEGO County Chapter Board of Directors
Chapter President First Vice President Second Vice President Past President Treasurer Chapter Admin
Mr. Matthew J. Caponi - La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. Mr. Michael Blake - Humphreys Restaurant
Mr. Ed Powers - Brinker International Mrs. Susie Baumann - Bali Hai Restaurant/Tom Ham's Lighthouse Ms. Jan Borkum
Ms. Nicole Abraham - Luna Grill Mr. Scott Ambrose - Stone World Brewing Bistro & Gardens Mr. Shawn Barker - The Patio Group Mr. Andy Baumann - Bali Hai Restaurant | Tom Ham's Lighthouse Mr. Felix Berry - Felix's BBQ With Soul Mr. Robert Brand - Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Ms. Tracy Borkum - Urban Kitchen Group Ms. Jennifer Case - New Leaf Biofuel Mr. Mikkel Christensen - Synergy Restaurant Mngmt., Inc. Mr. Ben Clevenger - Eastbound Bar and Grill | The hills Local Pub Mr. Chad Cline - The Waterfront Grill & Bar Mr. Chris Cramer - Karl Strauss Brewing Company Ms. Bess Eberhardt - San Diego Convention Center Mr. Mike Feinman - Cohn Restaurant Group Mr. Trey Foshee - George's at the Cove | Galaxt Taco Mr. Adam Gash - Kings Seafood Company Mr. Steve Gi - Rei De Gado Mr. Joe Giacalone - The Venetian Restaurant Inc. Mr. Thomas Goddard - Oliva, Goddard & Wright, CPA's Ms. Lehn Goetz - Cafe Coyote Mr. Ted Gourvitz - Fallbrook Winery Mr. Robert Harrington - Specialty Produce Mr. Clark Hickey - Barona Resort & Casino Ms. Wendy Hoier - Viking Construction Mr. Christopher Holzhauer - Young's Market Company Mr. Ken Irvine - Blue Boheme Mr. Steve Josefski - Donovan's Steak and Chop House Mr. Ken Kasianovitz - Squar Milner LLP Mr. Arturo Kassel - Whisknladle Hospitality Mr. Bruno Katz - Wilson Elser Mr. Charles Kaufman - Bread & Cie Mr. Greg Keller - Garden Fresh dba Souplantation Mr. Kevin Mangan - SYSCO Food Services of San Diego Mr. Peter Maretz - Stokes Roberts & Wagner, ALC Mr. Tyler Martin - The Brigantine Family of Restaurants Mr. Rob Mestyanek - Sammy's Woodfired Pizza Mr. Gerry Murphy - Ruth's Chris Steak House Mr. Rudy Navarro - Primos Management, Inc. Mr. Joe O'Donnell - Urban Plates Mr. Phil Pace - Phil's BBQ Mr. Anthony Palmeri - Yellow Cab of San Diego Mr. Jason Paolini - US Foodservice Ms. Gina Patterson - R.W.Smith Mr. Ron Perrotta - Red Robin Mr. Jim Phillips - Studio Diner Ms. Diane Powers - Casa De Pico Mr. Christopher Reid - Hotel Del Coronado Mr. Rudy Robles - Jack in the Box Ms. Lori Rodriguez - Oracle MICROS Mr. Chuck Ross - Fiesta de Reyes Mr. Jeff Rossman - Terra American Bistro & Catering Ms. Amanda Smith - Sbicca Del Mar Mr. Neil Sorensen - Southern Wine & Spirits Mr. Matt Spencer - Firehouse Restaurant & Lounge Mr. Ryan Thorsen - Mister A's Mr. Thax Turner - Shamrock Foods Company Ms. Stacy Warner - Eat Drink Sleep Ms. Angie Weber - Cowboy Star Rest. & Butcher Shop Mr. Jim Wendler - Fish Market Restaurants, Inc. Ms. Caroline Winn - San Diego Gas & Electric Mr. Michael Wong - Outback Steakhouse/T-Bird Mr. Bryan Wood - B. Wood Insurance Mr. Greg Van de Velde - Bottega Americano
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