FRLA

About FRLA - The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

FRLA is Florida's premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association.  Our mission is to 'Protect, Educate and Promote' Florida's $82 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida's economy and more than 1.1 million employees -- making it the state's number one industry.  We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS and SafeStaff ®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR&L Show, September 10-12, 2017 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy.  We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks.  For more information, go to www.FRLA.org and find us on Twitter @FRLAnewsFacebook and YouTube.    

 

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association throws their full support behind this event and schedules several major annual events around the show, including:

NRA/FRLA Bob Leonard Golf Classic

September 9, 2017 - Championsgate Golf Course   
Our Bob Leonard golf chairs and Jeff Grayson committee members invite you to join us for this exciting tournament!  VIP senior executives from Walt Disney World, Marriott, Outback Steakhouse, Tijuana Flats, Miller’s Ale House, Firehouse Subs, Hilton, and Universal team up with FRLA member suppliers for a day of unparalleled relationship-building opportunities. Don’t golf? Don’t worry! There are plenty of opportunities before, during and after the tournament to network.

Contact Molly Lord, mlord@frla.org for event and sponsorship information.


FRLA Fall Board Meeting

September 10-11, 2017 - Orange County Convention Center 
FRLA board members, chapter presidents, representatives, past state chairmen and at-large directors from large and small national restaurant and hotel chains and top independents hold their bi-annual  board meeting at the show.

Contact Sandy Moore for event information. 


FRLA Stars of the Industry Celebration 

September 11, 2017 - Hyatt Regency Orlando
FRLA installs the incoming Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee Board Members at this annual celebration. In addition, FRLA’s Hall of Fame winners (the prestigious Hotelier, Restaurateur and Supplier of the Year) and outstanding hospitality industry employees will be recognized for their accomplishments and service in the industry. We recently added several open categories to recognize those of excellence in the industry, to name a few: Restaurant General Manager of Year, Hotel General Manager of the Year, Restaurant Employee of the Year, Hotel Employee of the Year and Chef of the Year. Following the installation dinner, join hospitality industry leaders for a fabulous evening of networking and entertainment!

Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
6:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM Installation and Awards Dinner

Contact Molly Lord, mlord@frla.org,  for event information.