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Heart of Hospitality: For hospitality professionals, helping others comes first 

Any industry employing more than 25,000 people is positioned to make an impact, but that’s especially true of hospitality.  As Monterey County’s second-largest industry, tourism generated $307 million in local and state taxes in 2022. Still, the hospitality’s real influence extends beyond revenues. Area hotels, restaurants, wineries, attractions and retailers give time and money to […]

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 […]

2024 MCHA Board of Directors

Rick Aldinger, Big Sur River Inn (2024)Gill Campbell, AERO Marketing Group (2025)Chris Chidlaw, Chidlaw Marketing (2025)Ken Donkersloot, Coastal Roots Hospitality (2024)Kevin Ellis, Hyatt Regency Monterey (2024)Fady Hanna, Hotel Pacific (2025)Chris Hermen, Portola Hotel & Spa (2025)Marc Kelley, Private Public Strategic Solutions (2024)Michael La Pier, Monterey Regional Airport (2025)Stefan Lorch, Monterey Marriott Hotel (2024)David Lurie, Carmel […]

Thank You 2023 Golf Tournament Sponsors

Thank you to all of the attendees, sponsors, volunteers, on course vendors and fabulous golf committee for another fun-filled day at Quail Lodge & Golf Club!

Spotlight on Hospitality: Restaurants strengthen family and community ties

As part of a busy Carmel restaurant family, Gian Antonio Pepe is no stranger to greeting guests, bussing tables or working in kitchens.  “I basically grew up at Carmel Bakery and Little Napoli. From a pretty early age, when my parents didn't know what to do with me, they had me helping customers in the […]

Community Connection

Monterey County CVB is Now See Monterey - After more than a decade of challenging visitors to “Grab Life by the Moments” the Monterey County CVB is taking a new path. With a new organization name and marketing campaign, See Monterey’s new brand reflects a renewed focus on the ways our destination is naturally connected, […]

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 to see a list of all Fall semester hospitality courses or EMAIL — 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.

Future hospitality leaders from Monterey Peninsula College and California State University, Monterey Bay awarded over $25,000 in scholarships

Through Monterey County Hospitality Association’s (MCHA) communication tool and outreach, local hospitality students at Monterey Peninsula College(MPC) and the Sustainable Hospitality Management program at California State University, Monterey Bay(CSUMB) were awarded over $25,000 in scholarships by the California Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Foundation (CHLAHF). The CHLAHF combines the efforts of The Hotel & Restaurant […]

MPC Accelerated Culinary Training

Enroll today — Develop the knowledge and skills needed for entry level cook and pastry careers in just a few months with an accelerated program that culminates in earning two college level certificates from MPC.

County of Monterey Board of Supervisors Approves a New Long Term Concession Agreement for Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Home to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, with Non-Profit Friends of Laguna Seca

New Era Points Toward Ongoing Progress July, 18, 2023 (Monterey, Calif.) —In a historic move to ensure the long-term future of the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, home to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors today approved a new, long term concession agreement with the local non-profit Friends of Laguna Seca. First District […]

2023 Sponsorship - Hospitality Recognition Lunch

November 8, 2023 – Monterey Conference Center The Hospitality Recognition Lunch has grown to be the largest event hosted by the Hospitality Association. The awards program is designed to recognize all of the outstanding individuals working in the hospitality industry who perform over and beyond expectation. PRESENTING SPONSOR, $5000 - 1 available (SOLD OUT) AWARDS SPONSOR, $3500 - 2 available HEART OF […]

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Support for the Highway 1 Elkhorn Slough Corridor Climate Resiliency Project

Letter to the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) in support of the Monterey County Regional Transportation Vulnerability Assessment.

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 […]

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Monterey County Supervisors TOT

Letter to the Board of Supervisors regarding restoration of the DSA funding.

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