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Restaurant Industry Summit

Join the GHRA as we host our annual half-day conference for restaurateurs, managers, chefs, operators and more.  We’re expecting 200+ local industry representatives to gather for a day of information, networking, and fun.




Why attend the Restaurant Industry Summit sessions?
Whether you’re a restaurateur, manager, chef, marketing team or operator the sessions at the Restaurant Industry Summit will give you the latest key trends in the industry. How Your Restaurant Can Appeal to Millennials on Social Media, Texas Legislative Overviews, TABC Updates and Risk Management are only a few of the hot topics to be discussed!

Meet Our Guest Speakers

Headshot Kaiser 2 Kaiser Lashkari, Owner and Chef of Himalaya Restaurant

Chef Kaiser Lashkari received his masters degree from Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management in 1989 before opening Himalaya Restaurant & Catering. Lashkari originated from Pakistan, where he draws inspiration and care for the flavors in his food. Chef Kaiser was a James Beard Semi-Finalist in 2019, and Himalaya was rated No. 9 in the Houston Chronicle’s “Top 100 Houston Restaurants” list, and has placed in the top 15 in previous years. He can be found most often in Himalaya’s kitchen when he is not out greeting guests.

Geoffrey-BrownHS Geoffrey Brown, Local Outreach Representative of Main Street Hub/GoDaddy

Geoffrey is a member of GoDaddy's local business outreach team. He has worked at GoDaddy since 2015 finding success with social media and online reputation management for local businesses. He has put to practice his experience with Yelp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for these businesses and is looking forward to sharing what he has learned with new audiences.


Tickets
GROUP SUPPORTING SPONSOR | $1,500
General admission for 10 plus 5 sponsor ticket for an Educator or Student

GROUP TICKET | $1,000
General admission for 10 plus 1 sponsor ticket for an Educator or Student

SUPPORTING SPONSOR | $150
General admission for 1 plus 1 sponsor ticket for an Educator or Student

SINGLE TICKET | $110 / $125 (AT THE DOOR)
General admission for 1

EDUCATOR/STUDENT TICKET |$75
General admission for 1

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Sponsorships
With 250 restaurateurs and industry professionals participating, this is an exceptional opportunity to gain maximum exposure to an engaged target audience. Find your participation level below, or contact the GHRA for unique sponsorship opportunities.


Break Sponsor | $3,500 each (1 available)
Includes 5 tickets (to be used or donated in sponsors name)
Promotion with a link in the digital program
Listed as Break Sponsor on agendas and program

Event Underwriter | $3,000
Includes 10 tickets (to be used or donated in sponsors name)
Promotion with a link in the digital program
Listing as an Event underwriter in all publications (pending production schedules)
Opportunity to leave 'take-aways' at the summit with event approval

Lunch Sponsor | $2,500 each (1 available)
Includes 5 tickets (to be used or donated in sponsors name)
Promotion with a link in the digital program
Listed as Break Sponsor on agendas and program


To apply for a sponsorship opportunity, please email Ty Adams at 
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Panel Sessions Sponsored By

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Snacks & Drinks Sponsored by

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Supporting Sponsors 

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Questions? Contact Jennifer Milian-Rios by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 713.802.1200

Proceeds benefit the GHRA Scholarship Fund, the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the GHRA, and other deserving local culinary institutions and charities.