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.
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:
This workshop will cover:
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.
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.
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:
*Join the session by livestreaming where it’s convenient for you. Click here for instructions on how to join a webinar virtually.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
This course is designed for hospitality business owners and managers.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.