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Welcome to Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA)
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) is the national association that leads and represents the interests of the 35,000 restaurants and catering businesses across Australia. In addition to actively pursuing national issues and projects of relevance to its members (such as workplace relations), R&CA is committed to ensuring that the industry is recognised as one of excellence, professionalism, profitability and sustainability within its broader social and economic contribution.  This includes promoting and advocating the value of the restaurant experience to the public.

In order to achieve these goals, R&CA proactively campaigns and lobbies all levels of Government to ensure that the views of our members are heard in the public domain.

View R&CA's new Your Industry Advocate document, which provides a summary of the key policies the association has advocated to government over the past 12-24 months, its successes, and areas of future focus.

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R&CA's Lifetime Achievers & Young Achiever of the Year Announced

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Front-of-House Apprenticeships Return to Brisbane's Hospitality Industry

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Award for Excellence Appoints New Chair of Judges

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Nominations for the restaurant, tourism and catering entries for the 2015 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence close Friday March 20 .

Don't miss your chance to have your business rewarded for your hard work HERE.

2015 Western Australia Wine List Awards Nominations Open

Western Australian restaurants that excel in the provision of wine service and list development now have the chance to be recognised in the WA Wine List Awards.

To download a nomination form click here

For more information please click here or contact events@restaurantcater.asn.au

#restcatering  #savourawards #enjoyWAwine

New Process for SA Event Liquor licenses Good for Tourism & Hospitality

A simplified liquor licence application process for stallholders participating in South Australian festivals will significantly reduce red tape and costs for organisers and participants, according to peak industry association, Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA).

R&CA CEO John Hart says the decision to allow one single liquor licence application to be lodged for events listing all stallholders rather than requiring individual stallholders to complete separate applications makes good sense and will benefit the state’s $5 billion tourism and hospitality industry.

Click HERE to read the media release in full

United Voice Restaurant Award Penalty Rates Appeal Rejected

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA), the peak national organisation representing the interests of Australia’s 35,000 restaurateurs, caterers and cafe operators, is pleased the Federal Court has rejected the United Voice’s appeal under the Restaurant Industry Award.

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) CEO John Hart says the decision will provide labour cost relief with more hospitality businesses able to remain open or re-open on a Sunday.

“This is a win for operators, staff and consumers with restaurants and cafes now inclined to open their doors on a Sunday,” Mr Hart said.

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Digital Business Kit: 5 EPISODES NOW AVAILABLE

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has released its Digital Business Kit to help up-skill the hospitality industry to effectively engage in the digital world and increase trade.

The Federal Government awarded Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) $500,000 over four years to create the kit, which includes the below five TV episodes:

1)    Broadband Technology
2)    Teleworking
3)    Increasing Customer Spend
4)    Business to Business
5)    Video Conferencing

Watch the TRAILER of the Restaurant & Catering Australia Digital Business Kit.

All five episodes to inspire you to gain a digital advantage over your competitors can now be found HERE

Read the full media release HERE

Discover how we can connect you with the right apprentices and staff, whilst providing dedicated support throughout the Skills Pathways Project at discoverhospitality.com

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