Los Angeles Chapter


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.

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.


Chapter Events

Join the chapter for Elizabeth Burns Dinner, New Member Breakfast, Hospitality Round Table, Golf Tournament, Industry Mixer @ WFHE, and more!

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Board of Directors

Lynne Davidson
Tito’s Tacos Mexican Restaurant, Inc.

Roozbeh Farahanipour
Delphi Greek
Vice President

Anthony Zaller
Van Vleck & Zaller LLP

Scott Ponchetti
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Hunter G. Hall
Archetype Hospitality & Development
Past President


Board Members

Madelyn Alfano
Maria’s Italian Kitchen

Jeannie Bone
Casa Cordoba

Andrea Borgen

Terry Dulan
Dulan’s Soul Food Kitchen

Luis Garcia
FreshPoint, Los Angeles

Jean Hagan
KROST CPAs and Consultants

David Houston
Barney’s Beanery

Brittany Juarez
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Josh Kopel
Thirsty Monk, LLC

Lisette Gavina Lopez
F. Gavina & Sons, Inc.

Greg McNally
FoodPower, Inc

Tony Palermo
Tony P’s Dockside Grill

Patricia Perez
Pho Show

Beth Schroeder, Esq.
Raines Feldman LLP

Salar Sheik
Savory Hospitality

Selwyn Yosslowitz
Marmalade Cafe