FRLA Honors Hometown Heroes

[Tallahassee, Fla] On the eve of Florida Tourism Day 2019, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) partnered with the Asian-American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) to honor Hometown Heroes. Held at Bricks & Brass, this event honored the first responders who went above and beyond the call of duty in the wake of Hurricane Michael. Read More

2019 Florida ProStart Competition Sees Hundreds of High School Students Compete

[Orlando, Fla] On March 1 and 2, 413 culinary students representing 57 Florida high schools gathered at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando to compete in the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Educational Foundation’s (FRLAEF) 19th Annual ProStart Teams Competitions. Over the course of the weekend, students competed in the Johnson & Wales Culinary Competition, Read More

2019 ROSE Awards Honor Front Lines of Northeast Florida’s Hospitality

[Jacksonville, Fla] On Feb. 26, nearly 400 people gathered at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville for the Northeast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) ROSE Awards. This event recognized the men and women on the front lines of hospitality in the region in 25 categories. Area hotels and restaurants nominated 116 individuals Read More

FRLA Monroe Chapter Donates to FKCC Scholarship

[Key West, Fla.] The Monroe Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) donated $5,000 to the Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) Foundation for hospitality and culinary student scholarships on Feb. 14. Money for the donation was raised at a fishing tournament hosted by FRLA Monroe last summer in Key West and underscores the Read More

FRLA Broward Director Announced

[Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.] Representatives from the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) today announced the hire of a new director for the FRLA Broward Chapter. Rozeta Mahboubi, a seasoned professional with both tourism and marketing experience, will lead the chapter in the Ft. Lauderdale area. “Rozeta’s experience working with local convention and visitor bureaus as Read More