Upcoming Events

Mixology Championships

September 7

Mixologists across the state have been invited to compete in the championship event, and you can judge their cocktails! Sample all competition drinks and cast a People’s Choice vote for your favorite. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFO

Lobster Boil Fundraiser

September 16

This event, which supports the Iowa Restaurant Association Political Action Committee, includes 2 lb Main lobsters, appetizers, dessert, unlimited wine and beer and much more! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFO

IRA Education Foundation Fundraiser

September 21

WATERLOO

This event, which supports the Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation and Iowa ProStart Program, includes hors d’oeuvres created by ProStart students from reigning Iowa ProStart Invitational culinary champions, Waterloo West High School, live music, and more! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFO

Unable to make it to the event, but still want to make a difference? Make a 100% tax deductible donation! CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Celebrating Excellence Awards Ceremony

October 5

Join us in celebrating this year’s Industry Award Winners including Restaurateur of the Year, Chef of the Year, Employee of the Year and more! LINK UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Grand Tasting Gala

October 5

Join the Iowa hospitality industry for a night of culinary tourism and mastery. Celebrate, sample, sip and savor cuisine and beverages from chefs and vendors across the state. Taste all of the dishes of the 2017 Culinary Competition and cast a People’s Choice vote for your favorite. Enjoy wine samples, live music, a silent auction and more. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFO

IRA Education Foundation Fundraiser

October 17

BETTENDORF

This event, which supports the Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation and Iowa ProStart Program, includes hors d’oeuvres created by Davenport area ProStart students, live music, and more! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFO

Unable to make it to the event, but still want to make a difference? Make a 100% tax deductible donation! CLICK HERE TO DONATE

IRA Education Foundation Fundraiser

October 19

DES MOINES

This event, which supports the Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation and Iowa ProStart Program, includes hors d’oeuvres created by Des Moines area ProStart students, live music, and more! LINK UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Unable to make it to the event, but still want to make a difference? Make a 100% tax deductible donation! CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Eastern Iowa Culinary Affair

November 5

7 Courses. 7 Chefs. 7 Wines. An evening of culinary artistry translated through the creativity of Central Iowa’s most accomplished chefs. Enjoy a lavish seven-course gourmet wine dinner prepared by seven of eastern Iowa’s top chefs. LINK UNDER CONSTRUCTION