Regional Development

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CRA’s Statewide Regional Development Department strives to build grass-root relationships and membership engagement outside of the designated CRA chapters (Sacramento, Fresno, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego) with the goal of increasing CRA membership resources and awareness while providing restaurant-industry support.

The Regional Development Department executes its mission through conducting local informational events and engagement with partnership opportunities while laying the groundwork to build regional alliances that bring together restaurant industry members in support of the voice of our restaurant industry, both on a local level and statewide.

Our Regions

California is the third-largest state in the U.S., which means there are a lot of areas to cover! If you don’t see your region below, don’t fret. There are many ways for you to get involved. 

  • North State 
  • Tahoe
  • North Bay Area
  • East Bay Area
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara
  • Long Beach
  • Bakersfield
  • Riverside + San Bernardino

Interested in getting involved? Contact Kathie Griley to learn more.

Previous + Upcoming Regional Events

Want to learn more about CRA? Here are some events that we’re hosting and have hosted in your area!

Downtown Chico

North State


  • CRA Legal Panel on What You Need to Know for 2017 | 11.02.16
San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge

East Bay Area


  • What Every Restaurant Needs to Know in 2017 | 05.08.17
  • What Every Restaurant Needs to Know in 2017 | 05.10.16


  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 02.26.19
  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 06.26.18

San Ramon

  • Food Service Forecast with Jot Condie | 03.05.2020
  • Food Service Forecast with Jot Condie | 02.28.19
  • Food Service Forecast with Jot Condie | 02.21.18


  • Virtual Table: Tri-Valley Restaurant Industry Update | 10.21.2020
San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco

  • CRA Bay Area Legal Center Roadshow | 11.12.2020
  • Virtual Table: SF Restaurant Industry Update | 10.05.2020
  • Seminar: Restaurant Compliance Updates | 03.24.2020
Downtown San Jose

South Bay Area

Santa Clara County

  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 06.11 – 06.13 2019

San Jose

  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 07.12.18
Central Coast Region, Santa Cruz

Central Coast

  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 04.27.2021
  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 11.12.2020


  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 10.10.18

Santa Cruz

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (managers) | 04.08.2020
  • 2020 Employment Law Update | 01.22.2020
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (managers) | 08.24.19
  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 02.27.19
  • CRA + El Palomar Charity Golf Tournament | 10.17.16
  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 10.10.18
  • CRA Legal Center Roadshow | 6.13.18
Downtown Long Beach, Queen Mary at night

Long Beach

  • Virtual Table: Long Beach Restaurant Industry Update | 10.05.2020
  • Industry Insight Mixer | 03.11.20
  • CRA Legal Seminar | 06.12.19
  • Get to know CRA | 05.29.19

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Exposition

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Our Regional Development Partners

Here are some of our CRA Regional Development Partners throughout California!

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Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce

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Mammoth Lakes Restaurant Association

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Restaurant Week (R.W.) Partnerships

Here are some events that CRA is partnering with local groups in your area!

Carmel by the Sea Culinary Week

Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week

Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant Week

Dine Out Long Beach

Napa Valley Restaurant Week

Napa Valley R.W.

Santa Barbara Restaurant Week Logo

Santa Barbara R.W.

  • Feb. 21 – Mar. 6, 2020
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  • Feb. 22 – Mar. 3, 2019

Check out more upcoming events!

Ways to Get Involved

Getting involved with your restaurant community just got a little easier.