Membership Become a Member of the GGRA
Become a Member of the GGRA
The association’s Preferred Vendor Program makes the buying power of the entire 800 members available to each individual restaurant. As a member you can save thousands of dollars per year in core programs like Employee Manual, Group Health Insurance Plans, Point of Sale Hardware and Software, Human Resources, Credit Card Processing, Corporate Tax Incentives, Fryer Oil Pick Up, Human Resources, and Workers’ Compensation Insurance at tremendous rates!
Membership gives you valuable tools to effectively market your business. Each restaurant member is listed in the online dining guide with a logo, cuisine description, contact information, link to your website, twitter and facebook account, and your yelp and opentable page. Vender members are listed in our online vendor guide which includes your logo, company description, company service, contact information, link to your website, twitter and facebook account, and your yelp page. Members may log in to their account to access our member library to download important documents or to post promotions, events, and activities of your restaurant in the calendar/events section. New members are announced in a dedicated e-broadcast at the end of each month and our our website below.
Keeping track of changes in government regulations can be tough. The GGRA provides notification of new ordinances through our e-newsletter, and offers ongoing courses to help members satisfy certifications easily and affordably. Examples include: Food Safety Certification and Management Harassment Education and Training, both required by the State of California and the city of San Francisco. Additional seminars are offered to keep you up to date on the latest issues affecting the industry and your business: ADA Compliance Law, Meal and Rest Periods, changes in Labor Law, Serving Alcohol Safely (ABC), and many more.
In addition to our Education Programs the GGRA has a scholarship foundation (GGRASF). The Foundation is a separate 501 c3 and provides annual tuition scholarships to students studying in culinary and hospitality programs. Encourage your employees to apply!
The GGRA Political Action Committee (GGRAPAC) takes an active role in representing and protecting the interests of the foodservice/hospitality industry of the San Francisco Greater Bay Area. We educate our public officials on the possible impacts of proposed legislation to our industry, and work to find win-win solutions that benefit the Bay Area economy. We focus on sharing information through the political process to help shape legislation and reduce or eliminate negative consequences for the industry and the dining public.