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Expand your Wine Knowledge this Fall at MPC

Contact for more information: Molly Jansen, mjansen@mpc.edu

Grow your Wine Knowledge - Upcoming local WSET courses by MCHA Member LadySomm

For more information visit: https://www.ladysomm.com/events

2024 MCHA Employee Appreciation Day - Final Results

Congratulations to our 2024 competition winners! 2024 MCHA Employee Appreciation Day – Final Results Overall Competition Winner 1st        Pebble Beach Company 2nd       (tie) Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa – InterContinental The Clement Monterey Bell Staff Team – 1st place  Inns of Monterey Tallest Tower– 1st place Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa Bartending, Martini– 1st place InterContinental The Clement Monterey Chili […]

MCHA Online Resource Guide

Online Tools for Enhancing Your Career Path, created by CSUMB Sustainable Hospitality Management 

Coach, Correct or Say Goodbye?

Your job as a leader is to set people up for success. When things go off course, leaders take action.

Destination Education Series

Introducing the Wayfinding Destination Education Series, See Monterey’s new training and education program, designed to connect and support the local hospitality industry. Just as wayfinding helps to guide people along a path, this series is designed to help guide our local industry members through trainings and workshops to update and educate on best practices and new […]

Spotlight on Hospitality: Papa Vince award winner builds lasting connections

Richard Yarnold has enough stories to fill a book. In fact, he’s filled six. The 73-year-old Fishwife bartender is circulating his seventh personal guest book, expanding a collection of sketches, poems and heartfelt stories penned by his Pacific Grove customers. He started the tradition while working at Monterey’s Chart House, creating a simple record of […]

MCHA delivers ‘magical moments’ at awards luncheon in Monterey

An event at the Monterey Conference Center on Wednesday lived up to its theme by providing two “magical moments” for one of the day’s award winners. Richard Yarnold of the Fishwife Restaurant in Pacific Grove, won the coveted “Papa Vince Award” in addition to the “Focus on Guest Experience Award” at the Monterey County Hospitality […]

MCHA and CRA Partnership

A new Monterey Hospitality Association and California Restaurant Association partnership adds value-oriented benefits to better serve its members and local hospitality industry Monterey County Hospitality Association, the region’s advocacy trade-based organization for the local hospitality industry, announces a reciprocal partnership with the California Restaurant Association to bring value-oriented benefits to MCHA members. New extended benefits […]

Building Business Back - Business Basics

– Building Business Back is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Platinum Tax, Payroll, & Bookkeeping for its second annual Business Basics Series. This collaborative endeavor aims to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the intricacies of financial management and business operations. The series consists of four comprehensive […]

California Restaurant Association (CRA) MCHA Affiliated Member Benefits

MCHA is proud to announce a new partnership with the California Restaurant Association, offering numerous benefits to local Monterey County MCHA member restaurants. As of September 1, 2023, Monterey County Hospitality Association has joined in a reciprocal partnership with the California Restaurant Association to bring value-oriented benefits to our members including discounts on everyday products […]

MPC Fall Hospitality Courses

Monterey Peninsula College Fall Hospitality Courses are Open NOW! Visit www.mpc.edu/hospitality to see a list of all Fall semester hospitality courses or EMAIL ReadyToWork@mpc.edu — preview classes below.

TPO Member Resource

Special pricing brought to you by MCHA — TPO's signature trainings are presented to supervisors, managers, executives and HR staff. Employee sessions are also available.

Spotlight on Hospitality: Employee Appreciation Day brings tourism professionals back together

Hardworking hospitality professionals will enjoy a well-deserved celebration on June 14, when Employee Appreciation Day events return after a three-year pandemic pause. The Monterey County Hospitality Association (MCHA) hosts this annual gathering that features food, fun and friendly competitions for cooks, dishwashers, hotel housekeepers, retail clerks, and other guest-facing tourism professionals and their families. About […]

California Restaurant Foundation Restaurants Care Program for Foodservice Workers

Restaurants Care is a nonprofit fund that provides direct relief grants to food and beverage workers in California. Grants cover basic needs like groceries and rent while people recover from illness, injury, natural disaster, death in the family, and more.  Restaurants Care provides up to $2,500 directly to F+B workers experiencing illness, injury, natural disaster, […]

Annual Rancho Cielo Program Culminates with MCHA Career Fair

Leading employers guide local Rancho Cielo, high school and college culinary students to explore careers in hospitality.  More than twenty leading hospitality employers welcomed Rancho Cielo and local area students on May 16 for Monterey County Hospitality Association’s (MCHA) Hospitality Career Fair at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. The Career Fair marked the culmination […]

Spotlight on Hospitality: Catering and Event Professionals Embrace a Flexible Career Path

For more than two decades, Franco Vásquez has made career moves that might surprise his teenage self. He’d considered working in digital design, but a high school dishwashing job led to bussing and serving opportunities. Those roles sparked a management interest. Vásquez steadily climbed the ranks, diversifying with restaurant and housekeeping leadership positions before landing […]

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