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Monday, January 15, 2018
IRA Presents Jean Banchet Award for Best Restaurant To... »
On Sunday, IRA President & CEO Sam Toia was honored to join Chef Carrie Nahabedian to present the Best Restaurant Awar...
Friday, December 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRA Year in Review: The Best of 2017 »
In case you missed it - check out our recap of the how the IRA worked to promote, educate, and protect the restaurant indu...
Monday, December 18, 2017
IRA on WTTW: What You Need to Know about Illinois' Allergen Awareness Training Law »
Chicago Tonight recently spoke with IRA President & CEO Sam Toia about the requirements of Illinois' new allergen awar...
Friday, December 15, 2017
CBS - BJ's Market Serves Up Warm Meals for the Community »
IRA Board member Hank Meyer and Former IRA Chairman John Meyer were featured in a CBS segment on BJ's Market & Bakery...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
IRA on WGN: Tip Pooling Rule Can Lead to More Equitable Workplace »
This week, IRA President & CEO Sam Toia shared his insights with WGN on the Department of Labor's (DOL) announcement o...

IRAEF News
Thursday, January 14, 2016
15th Annual Illinois ProStart® Invitational »
Windy City Times, January 12, 2016 —On Saturday, Feb. 6, the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation ( I...
Thursday, February 12, 2015
WGN Lunchbreak: Chef Michael Taus makes Raw Diver Scallops »
Lunchbreak segment on WGN-TV, February 5, 2015 This segment highlights the ProStart chef mentorship program, with Che...
Friday, January 30, 2015
14th Annual Prostart® Student Invitational Showcases The Culinary Talent Of Students From Across Ill »
14TH ANNUAL PROSTART® STUDENT INVITATIONAL SHOWCASES THE CULINARY TALENT OF STUDENTS FROM ACROSS ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 28,...
Monday, June 9, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
7th Annual “Chefs on the Grill” Competition in Millennium Park Benefits the IRA Educational Foundati »
7th Annual “Chefs on the Grill” Competition in Millennium Park Benefits the IRA Educational Foundation Celebrate the su...

Chicago Gourmet News
Monday, September 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chicago Tribune Wraps Up 10th Anniversary of Chicago Gourmet »
Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel offered a recap of Chicago Gourmet 2017 - including the best bites, more exciting...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Bon Appétit Presents Chicago Gourmet 2014: A Trip To Culinary Heaven »
BON APPÉTIT PRESENTS CHICAGO GOURMET 2014: A TRIP TO CULINARY HEAVEN Save the Date: September 25-27, 2015 The Il...
Sunday, June 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
BON APPÉTIT PRESENTS CHICAGO GOURMET ANNOUNCES NEW PARTICIPANTS, TOP TALENT AND PAVILIONS IN 2014 »
BON APPÉTIT PRESENTS CHICAGO GOURMET  ANNOUNCES NEW PARTICIPANTS, TOP TALENT AND PAVILIONS IN 2014 Bon Appét...

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