From the President

At the NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association, we are passionate about the NJ Hospitality Industry and the needs of business owners and operators like yourself! You work hard every day to provide exceptional service and memorable experiences, so WE work hard to protect and support your business. Through exclusive member benefits, the NJRHA provides cost-saving tools, critical information, unwavering advocacy and valuable connections to drive your business forward and help you sustain. We are your watchdog in proactive pursuit of State and Federal legislation that will protect you and help your business thrive.

The NJRHA has gone through a lot of positive changes since 2021!  We have restructured our vendor partnership program, we onboarded an entirely new data system and we built our beautiful new website which is still in progress and will soon offer more robust resources, educational videos, data and current industry information. We redesigned our brand to convey the vibrance and bold personality of our industry. Additionally, we implemented a whole new and simplified Membership Program. Please visit the Membership page on this website for more details and pricing.

Check out an updated glimpse of some of our Exclusive Member Benefits. We are proud to serve and support you and your business and feel very fortunate to work with the people who make NJ restaurants and our hospitality industry vibrant and unforgettable.

On behalf of our NJRHA staff and our Board Chairman, Bob Wagner, we WELCOME YOU and thank you for all that you do!



Dual Membership with the National Restaurant Association:

Our partnership with the National Restaurant Association ensures that restaurants of all sizes and types are represented. As the largest foodservice trade association in the world, the NRA is dedicated to advocating on behalf of America's restaurant and hospitality industry. Receive crucial industry updates and resourceful analytics as a dual member. 

Legislative Events and Advocacy:

The NJRHA is the most trusted resource for industry-related regulatory information affecting NJ foodservice businesses. Stay up-to-date through our legislative alerts and newsletters. We host Town Halls and roundtables where our members are able to meet their legislators and discuss topics that matter to them. We also host an Advocacy Day every year in Trenton, inviting our members to participate with us in our face-to-face meetings at the State House. We join the National Restaurant Association in Washington DC every April for the National Advocacy event where NJRHA members can lobby with us on Capitol Hill.

FREE ServSafe Food and Alcohol Training: 

Available with us! Through a Grant award that the NJRHA receives from the NJ Department of Labor, we are able to offer NJRHA members ServSafe training and certification FREE. Please email Sarita Curry at for more information or enroll online and click into the schedule & registration.


At the NJRHA we forge connections that matter. Bringing Hospitality businesses together, along with the vendors who can offer you services and products that you need. Our staff works closely every day with other Associations and Chambers of Commerce to keep our own connections strong and amplify your voice even more through smart collaborations and coalitions. We also work with our national counterparts in every State so we ensure that you are armed with continuous awareness of challenges and issues happening in other states before they happen here in NJ.


The NJRHA promotes the Hospitality Industry throughout NJ with digital marketing campaigns, partnerships, social media promotions, email blasts and speaking engagements. We elevate the image of the industry and provide public information to help your customers understand what you do.

Workforce Development:

Through the NJ Restaurant Education Foundation, our 501c3 non-profit, we provide our ProStart educational curriculum to participating schools. With this program, teenagers have the opportunity to train and certify in culinary arts and management so they can pursue a career in the industry. NJRHA launched the First Start Apprenticeship Program in 2022 which, through a grant from the Dept of Labor, we are able to help cover the wage costs for participating businesses to hire and train apprentices. With First Start Apprenticeship, our members have the opportunity to mold and shape their own future workforce!

Questions on Membership or Benefits? CONTACT US!