San Diego Chapter


We participate 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. We also organize San Diego Restaurant Week, introducing the community to local restaurants and showcasing the industry’s talent.


Congratulations to our CRA 37th Annual Gold Medallion Winners!

​- Restaurateur of The Year -
OB Noodle House

​- Chef of The Year -
Chef Victor Jimenez

​- Allied Member of The Year -
​Tracey Delisle

Yang Brothers Video OB Noodle House Video

Chef Victor  Chef of the Year Video

Tracey Delisle Allied Member of the Year Video

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- American Casual -
Barley Mash

- American Modern -
Bertrand at Mr. A’s

- American Traditional -
Vintana Wine & Dine

- Asian -
Dumpling Inn
Cloak & Petal

- Bakery | Café -
Bread & Cie

- BBQ - 
Bubba’s Smokehouse BBQ

- Bistro | Wine Bar -
Vin De Syrah

- Breakfast | Brunch -
Great Maple

- Brewery Restaurant -
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

- Burgers - 
In-N-Out Burger 

- California Fare -
George’s at the Cove

- Casino Restaurant -
Barona Oaks Steakhouse

- Caterer -
Urban Kitchen Catering

- Diner -
Corvette Diner

- Fast Casual -
Urban Plates

- French - 
The Smoking Goat

- Greek -
Café Athena

- Hotel Casual -
Sea180 Coastal Tavern
The Grill at the Lodge

- Hotel Fine Dining -
A.R. Valentien |
The Lodge at Torrey Pines

- International Restaurant - 
Queenstown Public House
Fogo De Chao – San Diego

- Italian Modern -
Cucina Enoteca Del Mar
Cucina Urbana | Cucina Sorella

- Italian Traditional -
Civico 1845

- Mexican Casual -

- Mexican Dinner House -
Café Coyote

- Nightclub - 
Belly Up Tavern

- Pacific Rim Cuisine -
Bali Hai

- Pizza -
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto

- Pub | Tavern -
The Waterfront

- Seafood Casual - 
The Fish Market

- Seafood Fine Dining -
The Brigantine

- Sports Bar -
Social Tap San Diego

- Steakhouse Casual -
Bully’s East Prime
Bistro Sports Bar

- Steakhouse Fine Dining -
Cowboy Star Restaurant
And Butcher Shop

Shamrock Foods Company
Rincon Tribe

Chapter Events

Join the chapter for Restaurant Weeks, Industry Mixers, Educational Seminars, Gold Medallion Dinner, Summer Bash, Golf Tournament and much more!


Check out our upcoming events!