Palm Beach Hospitality Networking Social

Join the Palm Beach chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for a Hospitality Networking Social!

Don’t miss Happy Hour and Hors d’oeuvres and enjoy raffle prizes and great networking with top industry leaders from the hospitality community!


FRLA Members: $20

Future Members $30

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Registration Deadline: November 11, 2022

Please Bring Your Business Card for Two Free Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres.

Complimentary Self-Parking

Harvest Dines

Join the Treasure Coast chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for Harvest Dines, an Education Fundraiser for the Treasure Coast Region’s Culinary & Hospitality Industry.

Enjoy an evening of inspired cuisine created by top local Chefs with the help of tomorrow’s young aspiring culinary students. Funds raised from the evening provide scholarships to local culinary and hospitality high school students in our area.

Students from the Treasure Coast Region along with local Chefs will collaborate to create a fabulous experience with 15 food stations featuring fall delights.

Join us for a fun-filled evening of culinary delights and music at the Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa.

Tickets are available now thru October 20.

Participating Restaurants

Kyle G’s
Oak & Ember
The Grove-Hobe Sound
American Icon Brewery
Conchy Joes
Berry Fresh
Cobalt -Kimpton Vero
Beach Hotel & Resort
The Wave-Costa d’Este
Beach Resort & Spa
Cobb’s Landing
Drift Kitchen
Dolphin Bar
Little Jim Bait & Tackle

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Event Pricing:

$100: FRLA Members

$125: Non-FRLA Members

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Contact Regional Director Jodi Cross at

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Palm Beach Happy Hour & Hors d’oeuvres

Join the Palm Beach chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for an exciting event in partnership with Palm Beach Dramaworks.

Don’t miss Happy Hour and Hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a complimentary performance of “4000 Miles.” There will be raffle prizes and networking with Top Industry Leaders. Advanced Registration is required! This is an RSVP’s only event.  Please Bring Your Business Card for Two Free Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres.

Event Pricing

FRLA Members: $20

Future Members $30

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Recruiting the Future

As the labor market continues to be a struggle for the hospitality industry, what steps are we taking to recruit our future employees? The hospitality industry is fun, has room for growth and is a wonderful career. How do we grow interest in our jobs? How do we convey that future employment in the hospitality industry is rewarding? How do we get people interested in our jobs?  This workshop will explore our industry (both pros and cons) and how can communicate our message consistently and how to develop interest for the future.

Topics include:

  • What are the challenges of our industry?
  • What can be done to market our industry jobs?
  • What can we do to develop interest in our industry?
  • How can we improve our image? (i.e. low payrates and long hours)
  • What support can FRLA provide to make these ideas easier to be actionable?
  • Develop talking points to unify our message.

Bring your ideas and we will workshop and share with each other.

Event Cost:


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The Restaurant of the Future Is Here

Join the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for an event focusing on solutions for labor and supply chain challenges. Meet leading local restauranteurs and Israeli tech entrepreneurs who are taking the industry to the next level. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from the trendsetters in the industry who are tackling labor and supply chain challenges by adopting innovative solutions such as robots and AI.

Speaking at our event:

Jeff Johnson, Senior Regional Executive, Pepsi Co.

Daniel Meretsky, Head of Technology at Ciccio’s Restaurant Group

Anne Rollings, Executive at Gecko’s Hospitality Group

Jordan Johnson, Founder of Naked Farmer

Briant Wildes, Account Manager at Brick Street Farms

Stay tuned for more speaker announcements.

This event is in partnership with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Event Schedule:

5:00 PM Exclusive meet & greet with disruptive tech companies

6:00 PM Engaging program featuring local restaurateurs sharing their experience with new tech over dinner and drinks

7:15 PM Networking

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Event Pricing

Tickets: $12 includes dinner & drinks

CANCELED: Lee and Collier Culinary Cook-Off

Due to the impact of Hurricane Ian, this event has been canceled.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The safety and well-being of our members is our top priority, and we believe it is best to cancel this event at this time. For additional resources please visit the FRLA Disaster webpage: For questions about the event, please contact Lois Croft at

Local Celebrity Chefs will pair with Lee & Collier County High Schools to compete in this year’s Culinary Cook-Off for the best tapas!

Guests will vote for their “Fan Favorite” and Celebrity Judges will select the “Overall Champion.”

Proceeds from this event will help support local culinary and hospitality schools and students.

Raffle and Silent Auction items will be available.

Complimentary Valet Parking provided by Crown Valet Parking.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

SOLD Presenting Sponsors $10,000

JW Marriott, Marco Island & The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples

Company logo on all marketing material, event banner and throughout event. Recognition at event,
be one of the celebrity judges, assist with awards ceremony and 16 VIP tickets for two tables of 8

Diamond Ristorante $5,000

  • (limit two) Company logo on marketing material, be one of the celebrity judges, recognition at event, and 8 VIP tickets for one table of 8

Platinum Bistro $2,500

  • Company logo displayed throughout event and 6 VIP tickets for one table of 6

Blue Diner $1,500

  • Logo displayed throughout event and 4 VIP tickets for one shared table of 4

School Sponsor $750

  • Providing school with necessary dollars for food and supplies for this event. Logo displayed at school booths, 2 VIP tickets

Beverage Sponsor – provide in-kind donation of product.

  • Logo displayed at bar

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Ticket Pricing

VIP Individual Ticket-$65

  • Entrance into event 30 minutes prior, receive wrist band at check-in that includes four adult beverages  and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. No waiting in regular line.

Individual Tickets $30

Parent/Immediate Family of Participating Culinary Student Ticket $15

Non-Alcoholic beverages included with ticket

Cash bar available for guest 21+


Collier August Meet and Greet and Reception

Collier County has a new County Manager, Amy Patterson and new City of Naples Manager, Jay Boodheswar.

Please join the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Naples Chamber and Collier CVB for this opportunity to meet both of them at our special reception. Appetizers will be provided and cash bar available.

Event Pricing

$25 per ticket

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Thank you to the Hilton, Naples for being our host site.


August Meet and Greet

Join the Lee Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association for our August hospitality networking reception on Wednesday August 3. You will have an opportunity to meet with our Lee County Area House of Representatives for the 2022 election. Candidates invited include:

District 76 – Spencer Roach
District 77- Tiffany Esposito, Eric Engelhart and Ford O’Connell
District 78 – Jenna Persons-Mulicka and Howard Sapp
District 79- Mike Giallombardo
District 80- Mitchel Schlayer and Adam Botana

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Event Pricing

Member: $10

Future Member/Guest: $15

Thank you to our FRLA member host site Fort Myers Brewing!

Wine on The Water

Join the Monroe Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association aboard The Fury for a five course pairing event!

5 delectable courses prepared by Top Key West Chef Bill Lay & Paired to Perfection with Fine Wines from Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits

Presented by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association – Monroe Chapter. Enjoy an evening of fun, live music & dancing, prizes, wine & food!

4:30 PM Registration | 5:15 PM Fury departs dock

Your $125 per person ticket helps provide scholarships and support for local schools.

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For sponsorship and information, contact

Broward Reverse Hotel & Restaurant Showcase

Industry Experts, Speed Networking, Business Exchange

Join us for the 2nd Annual FRLA Broward Reverse “Connect 1-on-1” Hotel & Restaurant Showcase, a hospitality business exchange and networking expo to support the hospitality community.

Hotels and Restaurants will benefit from meeting companies with valuable products and services. FRLA Allied members will meet hotel and restaurant leaders and executive decision makers who want to do business them.

This event is exclusive to FRLA Broward Members.

Non-members, contact Rozeta Mahboubi for details.

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Sponsorships available!

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