Events


SummerMix (and Mixology Competition)

Sponsored by

Monday, June 26th at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, NJ

Click here to register for the event!

Click here to enter yourself or a mixologist you know to compete in the competition!

Bring your friends! Bring your family! Bring your staff! Bring anyone looking for a day of fun, games, a DJ, drink specials, a delicious barbecue lunch, and good company on Bar Anticipation’s grotto beach.

The day’s main event will be our annual mixology competition in which mixologists from restaurants around the state will put their best cocktail recipes forward, concocting drinks to be judged upon taste, novelty, appearance, garnishment, and name. Everyone will use the delicious Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey in their drink to compete for the grand prize of $1,000.

The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. The perfectly balanced taste of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes.

$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Nine & Wine

Monday, September 25th at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ (Suggested arrival is Sunday in order to make the most of your time at the resort! Special NJRHA room rates are available.)

Come and enjoy the luxurious amenities at Crystal Springs Resort (we recommend the four-star Restaurant Latour!), and support the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant PAC. Monday will consist of nine holes of golf, followed by a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres. If you aren’t a golfer, there are plenty of other things to do at the resort, such as the Clay & Oak shooting range, the award-winning wine cellar, the Biosphere Pool, and much more. Come Sunday and stay overnight to make a getaway out of it!

37th Annual Awards Gala

Monday, November 27th at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City

Our biggest and grandest event of the year, the Gala is when the NJRHA comes together to celebrate some of the industry’s greatest. Sponsorships are available.

Installation Dinner (2018)

Date and location are TBD in January.

International Food Festival (2018)

Date and location are TBD in spring.

Come celebrate the diversity of our industry and enjoy fabulous cuisine from around the world with local restaurants and our ProStart schools! All proceeds of the evening will benefit the NJ Restaurant Educational Foundation. Sponsorships are available.

12th Annual NJ ProStart Invitational Competition (2018)

Details TBD.

NJREF Golf Classic (2018)

Details TBD.

Come support the NJ Restaurant Educational Foundation at our golf outing! Sponsorships are available.

Tee sign – $350

Individual ticket – $295

Foursome – $1,100


*All dates are subject to change