Monthly Archives: April 2016

Addressing Questions About Tipped Wage

Many employers and employees have questions about how wage and hour rules apply to tipped employees. The NJRHA is dedicated to making sure that both employers and employees know their rights and responsibilities. The information below offers some guidelines. The responsible restaurateurs of the NJRHA want to make sure that people know their rights. If… Read more »

“I Serve Jersey” Day to be Held to Celebrate Employees

On August 15th, the NJRHA is excited to host our first “I Serve Jersey” Day to thank everyone who works in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry – especially, the hard-working employees!  We’ve arranged a host of fun events at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ.  The day will start with our 3rd Quarter Board Meeting,… Read more »

No Blenders, No Ovens, No Electricity

On Tuesday, April 12th the winning NJ ProStart team from Passaic County Technical Institute, nicknamed “Thunder From Down Under,” prepared for Nationals by participating in a friendly cook-off competition with the chefs from Common Lot in Millburn, NJ. The students and chefs had to create the same three-course meal in under 60 minutes using just… Read more »

Morristown Bartender Wins 2016 “Mixologist” Title

  Jonanthan Echavarria creating his winning cocktail, Gaur-den State Flip EDISON, NJ – Gaur-den State Flip; a unique frothy, vanilla-white cocktail made with Gaur Spice Whiskey, sprinkled with cinnamon and garnished with a perfectly-centered star anise recently took top honors at the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association’s (NJRHA) “Mixologist of the Year” Competition held… Read more »

Restaurant Operators Conference Pictures!

The NJRHA recently held their Annual Restaurant Operators Conference on Monday, April 4th at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The day consisted of a board meeting, education session with guest speakers Eamon Rockey, Waldy Malouf, Ryan DePersio, David Burke & Craig Shelton & a mixology competition. We were fortune enough to… Read more »

Latest Update From The Association

By Marilou Halvorsen, NJRHA President   SCHEDULING NIGHTMARE: Assembly Bill-1117, recently introduced by Assemblywoman Lampitt, requires employers to provide in writing that there is a “bona fide business reason” for denying certain employee requests to change/adjust their work schedule or there could be financial and legal penalties. This legislation mandates employers pay retail, food service… Read more »