San Diego Chapter

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California Restaurant Association San Diego County Chapter

Get to know the San Diego Chapter

The CRA’s San Diego Chapter brings together a network of industry leaders to connect, collaborate, give back to the local community, and learn about issues affecting them. We are active in community and philanthropic events across San Diego. The Chapter’s Education Committee participates in events benefiting the culinary arts programs at local high schools, the hospitality and tourism management program at San Diego State University and assists in planning the Annual High School Hospitality Conference for high school students to learn, hands-on, about the hospitality industry as a whole. In addition, we organize San Diego Restaurant Week in the Spring and Fall, host the Annual Gold Medallion Awards Dinner, and many other events throughout the year to give our members the opportunity to come together to build relationships, share ideas and have fun! The San Diego Chapter also has an active Government Affairs Committee that works to inform the chapter of ongoing legislation and encourages its members to unify to act on issues involving all aspects of the restaurant industry.

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June 06th, 2023

The 38th Annual Gold Medallion Awards

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May 14th, 2023

Tables/Tickets available for the 38th Annual Gold Medallion Awards

This premier industry event brings together an audience of San Diego’s most prominent restaurateurs to celebrate culinary excellence.

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Member Benefits. Why join the CRA?

Your voice is an important part of the success of our community. By investing in membership, you will have a platform to share your public policy priorities, gain access to business-building tools and develop meaningful relationships with your peers.

CRA members receive exclusive discounts on chapter events. 

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Joanna Pearce

San Diego Chapter Manager

(858) 336-4340

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Josh Vavao

Member Development Manager

(916) 431-2752

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Why should I become a restaurant member of the CRA?

Each restaurant has its own reason for joining- from advocacy to discounts and more. As a member, your voice plays an important role in the fight to keep the industry healthy. Some of our restaurant members have been a part of the CRA family for over 25 years.

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Question icon Who else are restaurant members of the CRA?
  Our member base consists of over 18,000 members just like you across the state. Most of our members are independently owned businesses who want to save money, stay up to date and have an active voice in the rules and legislation governing our industry.
Question icon Is there a way to see how much my business could save with a CRA restaurant membership?
  Yes, we created an easy-to-use Savings Calculator to help you see how much you could save with a CRA restaurant membership.
Question icon Once I am a member, how can I get involved?
  We encourage our members to stay up to date and active with our advocacy work. There are also tons of opportunities for networking and continuing education through our chapter events.
Question icon How are restaurant membership dues calculated?
  Restaurant membership dues are based on all California locations’ combined gross annual sales (food and beverage). Membership starts at $485 annually.

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