Annual Meeting & Expo
Oct. 22-23 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh
All PRLA members are invited to attend the PRLA Annual Meeting, October 22 & 23 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh. PRLA committees will meet over these two days to strategically plan for 2018. The meeting concludes with the Annual Meeting of the Membership, where the 2018 slate of officers and directors are elected and any changes to the association's bylaws are considered. Come be a part of the discussion!
PRLA will host RAMP Server/Seller Training, ServSafe Manager's Food Safety Certification, and Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) classes during the meeting. More than 20 educational seminars will take place during the PA Foodservice Expo, October 23 & 24 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Topics range from preventing staffing churn to negotiating leases to industry trends and more!
PA Foodservice Expo
PRLA is pleased to partner with ExpoDevCo to bring back the Pennsylvania Foodservice Expo: everything to make your operation run FASTER. CLEANER. BETTER. TASTIER.
PRLA MEMBERS will receive a complimentary floor pass to the expo.
Don't forget to make your hotel reservation. We have a conference block at the Westin Convention Center (conveniently connected to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center). The rate is $179 plus tax/night. You can book online or call (800) 228-3000 and reference Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association.
We also have a room block at the Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown (a short walk to the convention center). The rate is $159 plus tax/night. You can book online or by calling 1-800-MARRIOTT and identifying yourself as a PRLA member.
Spirit of Hospitality Awards Gala
Don't miss the Spirit of Hospitality Awards Gala, Monday, October 23 at Heinz Hall, home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. This annual awards program features 10 different categories to recognize the best and brightest in Pennsylvania's hospitality industry. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this premier industry event.
Sunday Night Dine-Around
Sunday dinner is on your own but we've planned a Dine-Around if you would care to join us. For $75/person you will catch a ride with us from the Westin to explore (and sample food and beverages) The Church Brew Works, Wigle Whiskey, and Penn Brewery.