events

    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Bethany's, 32 The Square, Palmerston North
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    Join us for our Manawatu MeetMe!

    Join us and be informed!

    The Restaurant Association will be hosting a Manawatu MeetMe & member briefing on 24th July at 8.30am at Bethany's, 32 The Square, Palmerston North.

    This breakfast member briefing will include an update by the Restaurant Association, on current topics of importance to members and the industry and will be followed by the First Aid for hospitality workshop. The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has worked with St John to design a first aid training experience that addresses the specific requirements of the hospitality industry. Register for the First Aid course here.

    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Bethany's Cafe & Restaurant, 32a The Square, Palmerston North 4410
    • 6
    Register

    The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has worked with St John to design a first aid training experience that addresses the specific requirements of the hospitality industry. Due to popular demand this course is now available in Palmerston North. 

    This workshop is tailored to the requirements of the hospitality industry and forms part of your workplace health and safety programme.

    On completion attendees will:

    • be able to recognise life-threatening situations
    • be able to offer vital assistance before more experienced help arrives

    This workshop will cover:

    • burns
    • bleeding/cuts
    • fractures/sprains
    • allergic reactions
    • scenarios related to hospitality businesses
    • scene assessment and danger mitigations
    • CPR & foreign body airway obstruction
    • patient assessment and positioning

    Numbers are strictly limited so make sure to book in for you and your staff early to avoid disappointment.

    This workshop comes with a St John attendance certificate only. No NZQA credits will be assessed or issued for this workshop.

    *If you are interested in this workshop but are unable to attend in Palmerston North, please contact Sara to discuss introducing St John courses to your region.

    • 25 Jul 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Level 2, 4 Taranaki Street, Wellington, 6011
    • 0
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    The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has worked with St John to design a first aid training experience that addresses the specific requirements of the hospitality industry. Due to popular demand we have released another workshop date for Wellington. 

    This workshop is tailored to the requirements of the hospitality industry and forms part of your workplace health and safety programme.

    On completion attendees will:

    • be able to recognise life-threatening situations
    • be able to offer vital assistance before more experienced help arrives

    This workshop will cover:

    • burns
    • bleeding/cuts
    • fractures/sprains
    • allergic reactions
    • scenarios related to hospitality businesses
    • scene assessment and danger mitigations
    • CPR & foreign body airway obstruction
    • patient assessment and positioning

    Numbers are strictly limited so make sure to book in for you and your staff early to avoid disappointment.

    This workshop comes with a St John attendance certificate only. No NZQA credits will be assessed or issued for this workshop.

    • 30 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
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    Presented by Richard McCleod, Loaded Reports

    In this workshop, Richard McLeod from Loaded Reports will run you through the best practices for stock control. Discover the end to end processes that have helped restaurant owners save up to 7% per annum on their cost of goods.

    The workshop will cover:

    • Setting up stock lists and recipes correctly.
    • Creating and pricing menus and monitoring gross profit margins.
    • Ordering and receiving from suppliers and monitoring your pricing.
    • Simplifying the communication between the people managing the stock and the people paying the bills.
    • Simplifying and monitoring credits with suppliers.
    • Best practice stocktaking.
    • Communicating stock variances and solutions to your team.

    *Join the session by livestreaming where it’s convenient for you. Click here for instructions on how to join a webinar virtually.

    • 30 Jul 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lone Star Manchester, 26 Manchester Street, Christchurch
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    Join us for our Canterbury MeetMe!

    Join us and be informed!

    The Restaurant Association, with the support of American Express and Nova Energy, will be hosting a Canterbury MeetMe member briefing on 30th July at Lone Star Manchester, 26 Manchester Street in Christchurch, from 2.30 – 4pm.

    The Restaurant Association’s member briefings connect regional members to national experts on subjects important to your business.


    This member briefing will be in two parts:

    Part 1: 2.30pm – 2.45pm
    Restaurant Association update – upcoming events and activities.

    Part 2: 2.50pm – 3.30pm – Networking
    Introducing Te Reo into your hospitality business, presented by Anton Matthews, Fush. Anton is co-owner of local seafood restaurant, Fush and is passionate about revitalising and normalising the use of the Maori language in business. He’ll give us some tips about how to integrate Te Reo Maori into your business and why it’s a good idea commercially. He’ll also provide some examples of his experience plus a short lesson of a few phrases so you can get started.


    Part 3: 3.30pm – 4.00pm – Networking
    We’ll have food and drinks kindly provided. Join us to catch up with local operators, as well as Mike, your local Restaurant Association rep!

    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • ServiceIQ, level 1 building 1/128 Kilmore St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013
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    Join us for a free demo of iMonitor’s state of the art Food Safety Plan and compliance tools
     

    Want to eliminate tedious manual input of your Food Safety Plan?
    Want 24/7 control over your site status at the push of a button?
    Do you want to free up your time and save money?


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    The Restaurant Association has had a number of queries about managing food safety from members and have organised this demo to showcase one of the solutions available by our strategic partner, iMonitor.

    Experience the benefits of iMonitor's secure cloud-based Food Safety Plan. Eliminate paperwork and focus on your customers and business to maximise time...and your bottom line!

    We’ll walk you through the complete user interface and you will see how easy it is to navigate the software to free up your time and save money.


    This free comprehensive demo will go over:

    • Building checklists with easy templates or customising your own checklist.
    • How to save your paperless FSP in the cloud-based system.
    • Using your FSP by simply ticking off tasks as they are completed.
    • Explain how the temperature monitoring technology can reduce product losses, give you real-time status updates on your site, and be easily integrated with your iMonitor FSP.
    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Verandah, Hamilton Lake Domain, Rotoroa Drive, Hamilton
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    Join us for our Waikato MeetMe!

    Join us and be informed!

    The Restaurant Association will be hosting a Waikato MeetMe & member briefing at The Verandah, Hamilton Lake Domain Rotoroa Drive, Hamilton on 31 July, 2.30pm – 4pm.

    This member briefing will be in two parts:

    Part 1: 2.30 – 3.30pm

    Secrets to effective online marketing presented by Brydie Meinung, Social Envy

    Brydie will go through some of the secrets to having an effective social media strategy for your business. What are some of the best approaches to take with social media, techniques that work to get more followers and how to maximise the return for your business.

    Brydie is a self-proclaimed social media and technology nerd with a particular focus on data-driven results and strategies.

    Part 2: 3.30 – 4.00pm – Networking

    We'll have food and drinks kindly provided. Join us to catch up with local operators, as well as your local Restaurant Association rep, Adam.

    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
    • 12
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    Presented by Angela Besant, Hello Monday 

    Are you confident managing harassment in your workplace?

    Join us for a 90-minute workshop plus discussion time designed to help you create a respectful workplace and manage harassment effectively.  We aim to give employers and employees the confidence to talk about harassment openly and honestly, so issues can be dealt with before they escalate.

    The workshop will be run by one of Hello Monday’s expert HR consultant Angela Besant, who has over 20 years’ in-depth HR experience. Topics will range from the basics of the Act through to recent examples of harassment (and consequences) and managing harassment claims.

    Numbers are strictly limited for this course.

    *Join the session by livestreaming where it’s convenient for you. Click here for instructions on how to join a webinar virtually.

    • 13 Aug 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden
    • 17
    Register

    The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has worked with St John to design a first aid training experience that addresses the specific requirements of the hospitality industry. Due to popular demand we have released further courses for 2018

    This workshop is tailored to the requirements of the hospitality industry and forms part of your workplace health and safety programme.

    On completion attendees will:

    • be able to recognise life-threatening situations
    • be able to offer vital assistance before more experienced help arrives

    This workshop will cover:

    • burns
    • bleeding/cuts
    • fractures/sprains
    • allergic reactions
    • scenarios related to hospitality businesses
    • scene assessment and danger mitigations
    • CPR & foreign body airway obstruction
    • patient assessment and positioning

    Numbers are strictly limited so make sure to book in for you and your staff early to avoid disappointment.

    This workshop comes with a St John attendance certificate only. No NZQA credits will be assessed or issued for this workshop.

    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
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    Presented by Alison Maelzer, Hesketh Henry

    Managing sick or injured employees can be a real challenge. 

    Join us in this two-hour workshop where we will focus on medical issues that may arise in employment and how to deal with them appropriately and effectively.

    Topics covered include:

    •       Sick leave – when, how, who, what proof?
    •       Repeated absences – what can you do?
    •      Medical incapacity - when can you say that enough is enough?
    •       Mental health issues - what are an employer’s responsibilities?
    •      ‘Sickies’ – what can you do when employees aren’t really sick?

    This course is designed for hospitality business owners and managers.

    *Join the session by livestreaming where it’s convenient for you. Click here for instructions on how to join a webinar virtually.

    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • taste, 45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
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    This August, in collaboration with American Express and the Hospitality Training Trust, SOUL is bringing critically acclaimed New Orleans chef Nina Compton to Auckland.

    On Wednesday 22nd August 2018, members of the hospitality industry will have the opportunity to meet Nina Compton when SOUL hosts a Meet & Greet at the Restaurant Association's taste. venue (45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden), from 4pm.

    This session is a unique opportunity to meet this critically acclaimed chef of New Orleans dining scene and will give everyone insight into Nina's success, her culinary journey, tips and suggestions on being successful in the industry, and more!

    Attendance is free, simply RSVP.



    ABOUT NINA COMPTON:

    Finalist for the James Beard Awards “Best Chef South” and one of Food & Wine magazine’s "Best New Chefs 2017", Nina Compton is Chef/Owner of award-winning restaurant Compère Lapin in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. Her second restaurant venture, Bywater American Bistro (BABs), is located in New Orleans’ “Sliver by the River” Bywater neighbourhood.

    Born and raised in St. Lucia, Nina grew up with the flavours and beauty of the Caribbean. Upon completion of secondary school in England, she returned home where she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a chef. Her wary but supportive parents arranged an internship with a friend’s hotel in Jamaica where she fell in love with the creativity and camaraderie of the kitchen. Leaving the cozy, warm winters of the Caribbean, Nina chose to move to chilly Hyde Park, NY to study at The Culinary Institute of America.

    Graduating in 2001 from America’s finest culinary school, Nina began her professional journey at Daniel in New York City, working and continuing her culinary education alongside world renowned chef/restaurateur Daniel Boulud and his team.

    After moving to Miami, she continued to work with the best, joining the crews of Norman Van Aken at the original/iconic Norman’s then Philippe Ruiz at Palme d’Or at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Eventually Nina moved to Casa Casuarina, a private club and boutique hotel in Miami Beach where she rose from Sous Chef to Executive Chef of the small yet highly acclaimed property.

    With the excitement of the 2008 reopening of the refurbished Fontainebleau Miami Beach, combined with the chance to work with Scott Conant at Scarpetta, Nina leapt at the chance to join the pre-opening team as Sous Chef and went on to be appointed Chef de Cuisine, where she earned raves and accolades. During a star turn on BRAVO’s acclaimed cooking competition show, Top Chef New Orleans, on which she was a finalist and fan favorite, Nina fell in love with the Crescent City. An opportunity with Provenance Hotels lured Nina to New Orleans where she opened her first solo restaurant, Compère Lapin, at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in the Warehouse District.

    Since opening in June 2015, Compère Lapin has received critical acclaim including Eater National's "Best Restaurants in America 2017"; a rave review in The New York Times, and Top 10 Winner of Playboy's Best New Bars in America 2016. At Compère Lapin, the talented toque creates robust dishes that meld the flavours of her Caribbean upbringing and love for French and Italian cuisine, while highlighting the Gulf and Louisiana’s beautiful indigenous ingredients.

    Compton’s highly anticipated Bywater American Bistro – which opened in March 2018 – features contemporary American fare, showcasing the chef’s culinary craftsmanship while focusing on seasonal ingredient-driven cuisine in a casual, convivial setting.

    • 27 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
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    Techniques, content strategies, paid advertising


    Presented by Brydie Meinung, Social Envy

    Following on from Brydie’s “secrets to online marketing success” seminar, this session will focus on tips to optimise your platforms, create effective content strategies, and use paid advertising.

    This will include:

    • Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube
    • Profile photos, cover photos, about descriptions, settings, hashtags and information to include etc.
    • Creating content strategies to extend your reach
    • How to enhance your engagement and get your profiles working more positively
    • How to set up paid advertising
    • What content to use

    Brydie is a self-proclaimed social media and technology nerd with a particular focus on data-driven results and strategies.

    *Join the session by livestreaming where it’s convenient for you. Click here for instructions on how to join a webinar virtually.

  • hui

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Piano, 156 Armagh St, Christchurch Central
    • 247
    Register


    Two days packed full of inspiration and advice from some of our finest business and hospitality leaders.

    Hospitality extends outside of restaurants and is present across many industries – it truly is a conversation that has no borders, that is relevant to many, and that has the power to change the way that we interact with one another.

    The Restaurant Association has partnered with Eat New Zealand* to bring you a plethora of speakers and panellists to take the stage to share industry knowledge and insights. Assembled for two days of talking, listening and thinking about New Zealand food, an amazing opportunity to learn from the industry’s movers and shakers.

    The event is targeted to all Restaurant Association & Eat New Zealand members and the hospitality industry nationally. Hundreds of hospitality industry owners/operators, chefs, restaurateurs and suppliers to the industry are expected to attend.

    Restaurant Association full essential and full premier members receive two free tickets to attend this event with additional tickets are available to purchase for $190.

    *Formally known as ConversationNZ, Eat New Zealand is teaming up with the Restaurant Association of New Zealand. The collective represents some of New Zealand’s best chefs, producers, food media, event organisers and tourism operators.



    Special thanks to our event sponsors


    STRATEGIC SPONSOR

    ASSOCIATE SPONSOR
    iMonitor

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR



    This event is capped at 250 attendees and a first booked first served basis. Please book early to ensure you have a tickets. 

    By registering to attend the event, you agree to have your ticket details and email contact shared with the sponsors of hui 2018, who make this event possible. You may be contacted to receive information on special promotions on their products or services.

Past events

16 Jul 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop - Wellington
10 Jul 2018 Train the trainer
04 Jul 2018 Coffee catch-up with the CEO
03 Jul 2018 Wellington Meetme member briefing
27 Jun 2018 Real answers for real profit - Wellington
26 Jun 2018 Established managers workshop
19 Jun 2018 Managing restructure and redundancy
13 Jun 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop - Christchurch
11 Jun 2018 Dunedin Meetme member briefing
11 Jun 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop
06 Jun 2018 Exclusive demo: iMonitor Food Safety Plan & compliance tools - WELLINGTON
30 May 2018 Bay of Plenty MeetMe member briefing
30 May 2018 Auckland Meetme member briefing
29 May 2018 Rotorua MeetMe & Awards Finalist Launch
29 May 2018 Real answers for real profit - Christchurch
22 May 2018 Marlborough Meetme member briefing
21 May 2018 Northland Meetme member briefing
14 May 2018 Front of house induction training
08 May 2018 Secrets to online marketing success
07 May 2018 Nelson Meetme member briefing
07 May 2018 Taranaki Meetme member briefing
07 May 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop - Hamilton
30 Apr 2018 Queenstown MeetMe & Awards Finalist Launch
30 Apr 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop - Queenstown
24 Apr 2018 Emerging Managers Workshop
17 Apr 2018 Exclusive demo: iMonitor Food Safety Plan & compliance tools
17 Apr 2018 Food costing and menu engineering to increase profitability
17 Apr 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop - New Plymouth
16 Apr 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop
11 Apr 2018 Manawatu Meetme member briefing
11 Apr 2018 Christchurch Meetme member briefing
09 Apr 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop
03 Apr 2018 Attracting the best talent – Recruitment workshop
20 Mar 2018 Real Answers for Real Profit
19 Mar 2018 Front of house induction training
14 Mar 2018 Wellington Meetme member briefing
13 Mar 2018 Employment Law – The first 100 days
12 Mar 2018 Waikato Meetme member briefing
06 Mar 2018 Automation economy - Webinar
21 Feb 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop - Rotorua
20 Feb 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop - Wellington
30 Jan 2018 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop
04 Dec 2017 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop
27 Nov 2017 An essential guide to understanding the Food Act
20 Nov 2017 When your restaurant is the headline - webinar
16 Nov 2017 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop
14 Nov 2017 The key financial levers to pull, to help increase your profitability - webinar
13 Nov 2017 First Aid for Hospitality - 3hr workshop
13 Nov 2017 Taranaki MeetMe!
09 Nov 2017 Crafting your own Nut Cheeses and Plant Based Cuisine with Megan May of Little Bird Organics
06 Nov 2017 Auckland MeetMe!
02 Nov 2017 ProStart Showcase
31 Oct 2017 Train the Trainer
15 Oct 2017 Industry Trade Networking Event
02 Oct 2017 Front of house induction training
26 Sep 2017 Increase your profits by decreasing your losses - Webinar
25 Sep 2017 Dunedin Meetme!
25 Sep 2017 Waikato Meetme!
18 Sep 2017 Queenstown Meetme!
05 Sep 2017 Manawatu Meetme!
05 Sep 2017 Established managers - people and leadership series
04 Sep 2017 Canterbury Meetme!
28 Aug 2017 Marlborough Meetme!
28 Aug 2017 Pre-employment toolkit – webinar
24 Aug 2017 ProStart Showcase Event
22 Aug 2017 Rotorua Meetme!
21 Aug 2017 Bay of Plenty Meetme!
21 Aug 2017 The business of hospitality
14 Aug 2017 Attracting & retaining a high performing team
09 Aug 2017 Serving responsibly – webinar
08 Aug 2017 SOUL adds a pinch of L.A. to Auckland
07 Aug 2017 Wellington Meetme!
24 Jul 2017 Health and safety for hospitality - workshop
10 Jul 2017 The Basics – Social Media 101 - social media marketing series
05 Jul 2017 Entertaining Gluten Free
04 Jul 2017 Auckland Meetme!
27 Jun 2017 Thank You to our Lewisham Sponsors
26 Jun 2017 Queenstown Meetme!
26 Jun 2017 Taranaki Meetme!
26 Jun 2017 Menu engineering and food costing - Management and Leadership Series
19 Jun 2017 Hawke's Bay Meetme!
19 Jun 2017 Nelson Meetme!
12 Jun 2017 Managing and motivating the kitchen team - people and leadership series
06 Jun 2017 Understanding the disciplinary process - webinar: employment law series
29 May 2017 Having the tough conversations - people and leadership series
23 May 2017 Southern Lakes Meetme!
22 May 2017 Manawatu Meetme!
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