• Coastal Bend Chapter

Welcome to the Coastal Bend Chapter of the TRA

Central South Texas Region

The Coastal Bend Chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association promotes the growth of the local restaurant industry through networking, education and local advocacy. We are active in our local communities. Get involved today!

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Sam Canavati

2023 Coastal Bend Chapter Chair

Sam Canavati, Durrill Properties

Sam Canavati is a hospitality industry pioneer, with over 20 years of dedication to providing excellent and memorable experiences to people all over Texas. In his role as the Chief Operations Officer at Durrill Properties, he oversees the success of multiple Family Entertainment Facilities including Brewster Street Ice House, Concrete Street Amphitheater, Hurricane Alley Waterpark, and Rockit's Whiskey Bar & Saloon, Bleu Frog Mercantile, among many other properties. Sam is passionate about the Coastal Bend and constantly striving to improve the quality of life the area provides to its residents. He is a supporter of the Coastal Bend Food Bank, Metro Ministries, Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal Bend, and multiple education initiatives. 


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