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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 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.

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.

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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Monterey High School Proposes to Develop New Specialized Secondary Program in Culinary Arts

Letter to Tom Newton in support of a new Specialized Secondary Program in Culinary Arts.

2023 Annual Gala & Auction Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 2023 Annual Awards Gala and Auction. We are incredibly grateful to our members, sponsors and community for making the evening such a success. We look forward to next year!

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