President's Circle Society

A skilled workforce is essential to our economy and when industry and education work together, it creates a direct path to employment for Texans. The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and the Texas Restaurant Foundation (TRF) have long recognized the importance of workforce development for our industry. We are heavily invested in supporting educational opportunities for restaurant careers in Texas. Partners have a direct impact on the success of our programs and their ongoing development.

The President’s Circle is an endowment for the Texas Restaurant Foundation. Members of the President’s Circle are the Foundation’s highest donors and are fully committed to its sustainability. Endowment gifts are designated for educational programming and workforce development opportunities produced by the Texas Restaurant Foundation and that impact tens of thousands of lives each year.

Thank you to our current President's Circle Society Members:

  • Auto-Chlor
  • Greater Austin Chapter, TRA
  • Rio Grande Valley Chapter, TRA
  • San Angelo Chapter, TRA
  • Greater Dallas Chapter, TRA
  • San Antonio Chapter, TRA
  • East Texas Chapter, TRA
  • Chef Charles Duit
  • David Cea
  • Nikky Phinyawatana
  • Steve DeShazo
  • Jessica Delgado
  • David Denney
  • Reginald Martin
  • Chris Aslam, in honorary of Emily W. Knight
  • Jimmy Hasslocher, in memory of G. Jim Hasslocher
  • Claire & Bill Hyde, Jr.
  • Chef Sharon Van Meter
  • Carmelo Mauro
  • Roger Kaplan
  • Karen M. Musa, MBA
  • Ashley Rosenfeld
  • Mary Jane Sampson
  • Ernest Quilantan
  • Gary & Cori Johnson
  • Frontier Enterprises
  • David Cole

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TRF Sustaining Partners

Thousands of students and teachers rely on the educational programs and career initiatives produced by the Texas Restaurant Foundation. Partnership support is crucial to these programs. Thank you so much to our current Sustaining Partners for their continued support of the Foundation. To become a sustaining partner, contact Ben Knorr.