Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&C) is the national association that leads and represents the interests of the 35,000 restaurants and catering businesses across Australia. In addition to actively pursuing national issues and projects of relevance to its members (such as workplace relations), R&C is committed to ensuring that the industry is recognised as one of excellence, professionalism, profitability and sustainability within its broader social and economic contribution. This includes promoting and advocating the value of the restaurant experience to the public.
In order to achieve these goals, R&C proactively campaigns and lobbies all levels of Government to ensure that the views of our members are heard in the public domain.
Fair Work Commision - Minimum Wage Decision
The Fair Work Commission Minimum Wage Panel today decided to lift the national minimum wage to $622.20 per week or a 2.6% increase.
Restaurant & Catering Australia, Chief Executive Officer, Mr John Hart said that the decision rejected arguments for differential treatment for sectors that are experiencing record insolvencies and business related bankruptcies.
Drinking Alcohol Without Meal
Restaurant & Catering Australia is delighted to see the Western Australian Government and the Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming, the Hon. Terry Waldron announce their commitment to the election promise of making it easier for licensed restaurants and cafes to serve alcohol without purchasing a meal.
Read the full media release here
Restaurants support the pro-business posture of the Coalition
Restaurant & Catering Australia, the peak body for Australia’s restaurateurs and caterers, congratulates the Coalition on its recognition of small business in Mr Abbotts Budget Reply speech.
The Association is very supportive of the undertakings to delay the introduction of superannuation increases, undertake tax reform and to have a Small Business Minister in Cabinet.
Read the full media release here
Skills Advisor Network - Contact a R&C Skills Advisor today!
The Tourism and Hospitality Industry are collaborating on a new initiative designed to improve the capacity and capability of the workforce. With funding from both the Commonwealth government and industry the Workforce Futures program brings a national network of experienced industry Skills Advisors to your business.As a proud Workforce Futures partner, Restaurant and Catering Australia has a network of experienced Skills Advisors available to assist you. R&CA has a team of Skills Advisors located across the country to assist your business with workforce development.
The R&CA Skills Advisors are available to assist owner/ operators of the Restaurant & Catering Industry to look at key components of successful business operation and to also identify improvements that can be supported by training, tools and resources available to support your business.
Find out more R&CA Skills Advisor Network
Australian Apprenticeship Mentoring Program
The R&CA Mentoring Program includes developing relationships with apprentices, personalised meetings keeping apprentices informed about opportunities relating to their apprenticeship, liaison with registered training organisations regarding off the job training, providing support and advice and being available to talk to apprentices about any issues they are having.
As well as providing targeted mentoring and assistance, the mentoring program will support employers as well, many of whom do not have the time or experience to manage the issues that arise for apprentices. There are currently no facilities to provide a high level of pastoral care and mentoring to those apprentices employed directly by Restaurants, Cafes and Caterers.
Find out more R&CA Australian Apprenticeship Mentoring Program
Apprenticeship Advisory Service
Restaurant & Catering Australia has established an Apprenticeship Advisory Service. The R&CA Apprenticeship Advisory Service project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education through the Australian Apprenticeship Mentoring Package.
If you require further information regarding Apprenticeships and the benefits of this service to your business.
Find out more at R&CA Apprenticeship Advisory Service
Restaurant & Catering are supporting members go DIGITAL
R&C now offers our members 2 exclusive packages to develop your profile and business in the world of digital marketing. This is a personalised service whereby we look at where you are with your website, Facebook, Twitter etc.. and work with you to make sure these tools are working for your business. If you are not set up then we work with you to determine the best tools for your business. These are extremely cost effective and a non – nonsense and time effective approach to increasing promotion for their businesses.
Want to find out more? If you are a member simply log in to the member area of the website. Or contact Samantha on 1300 722 878 for more information.
Savour Australia™ Benchmarking Program
As the peak industry body, Restaurant & Catering Australia aims to support business operators within the industry to continuously improve the high standards of service and dining occasions. To support this goal Restaurant & Catering Australia has introduced an all year round Benchmarking Program.
This program assists restaurant & catering businesses with a fresh eyes approach, review of their business processes, practice and delivery standards. These elements are benchmarked against industry best practice.
To find out more click here
Member Log In.....
Important information about your Member Login!
To access the Member Area you will need a new login. You will be able to update your contact informtion, add information to your Restaurant Guide listing and view invoices. Below is a guide to getting the most from your new Member Login! Making the Most of the Website - A Member's Guide (1.33 Mb)
Keeping you informed and up to date. Best practice = sustainability!
Work Health and Safety Codes of Practice Podcasts
Restaurant & Catering has new Work Health & Safety Codes of Practice Podcasts for immediate viewing. Learn about the new Codes of Practice by downloading this informative pre recorded powerpoint presentation with voice overs from the Restaurant & Catering Workplace Relations Advisors.
All you need to watch these Podcasts are a computer with speakers.
Check out the Preview Podcast - Click here
Please select to open in Powerpoint if required.
Register online by answering a few questions and then start learning all free of charge.
Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work Podcast
Managing the Risk of Plant in the Workplace Podcast
First Aid Podcast
Electrical Risks Podcast
Hazardous Chemicals Podcast
Falls Podcast - click here
Consultation Podcast - click here
Managing Risk Podcast - click here
Work Environment & Facilities Podcast - click here
Hazardous Manual Tasks Podcast - click here
Funding from WorkCover NSW through the WorkCover Assist programme has enabled us to provide a series of support functions to help our industry deal with this complex area.
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