Are you in need of qualified front of house and back of house staff this fall? Our next Hospitality Hires Chicago hiring event is set for Wednesday, September 19 at the Palmer House Hilton. Contact Matt Quinn to learn more and sign up. Click here for photos of our last hiring event.

Tickets for the Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet Rockin' Events series are on sale now. The IRA owns and produces Chicago Gourmet , now in it's 11th year in Millennium Park. Cast your vote now for Chicago Gourmet as USA Today's Best Wine Festival!

Aspiring entrepreneurs in Chicago will now be able to bring their visions to life with pop up restaurants throughout the city. The IRA fully supports this initiative from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
PepsiCo Foodservice

PepsiCo Foodservice is driving growth through a commitment to an unparalleled approach. In addition to their comprehensive portfolio of well-loved and innovative brands, they work with operators to create incredible moments in and around their establishments.

Click here to learn more.
Partnerships with a Purpose by Sam Stanovich, Area Representative, Firehouse Subs

Sam Stanovich serves Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana as a Firehouse Subs franchisee with 19 locations. Through Sam's experience investing in, hiring, and serving communities, he has gained acute knowledge of how to embrace and understand the needs of the areas he serves.

Check out Sam Stanovich's five points of advice on building partnerships through community engagement.
IRA Calendar




September 28: Hamburger Hop

September 26-30: Chicago Gourmet