The Kentucky Restaurant Association delivers quality training to restaurant and foodservice professionals.

Upcoming ServSafe Classes

February 21st - Louisville - Full
February 28th - Covington
March 7th - Louisville - Full 
March 20th - Louisville
March 29th - Lexington
April 3rd - Louisville
April 18th - Louisville
May 22nd - Louisville



About the Kentucky Restaurant Association

The planning for the Kentucky Restaurant Association began in early 1963 between the Louisville Restaurant Association (formed in 1933) and the Bluegrass Restaurant Association (formed in 1960).  The membership of these two local restaurant associations, which included Col. Harland Sanders, Ed Hasenour & Fred Kunz Sr., became charter members of the KRA, with Albert J.Grisanti of Casa Grisanti as the first president. In 1964, the association was very small, now there are almost 1000 Members.  The Kentucky Restaurant Association is a non-profit organization, run by its members. A Board of Directors, all members of the KRA, runs the Association. Each year elections are held to elect a new Chair-Elect, and all other officers move up in their board position, with the current Chair moving to Immediate Past Chair.

Kentucky ProStart

By bringing together the industry and the classroom, ProStart gives students a platform to discover new interests and talents to open doors for fulfilling careers. It happens through a curriculum that includes all facets of the industry, and sets a high standard of excellence for students and the industry. LEARN MORE

Benefits of Joining

Dual Membership with National Restaurant Association at no additional cost, (Kentucky restaurants only) Free access to the industry’s largest information resource library, discounts on publications and videos, Newsletters subscriptions and more. LEARN MORE


The Kentucky Restaurant Association
133 Evergreen Road, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40243

Phone: (502) 400-3736


Day at the Races - November 17
Restaurateur's Gala - January 23
Sporting Clays Tournament - June 12, 2023

2023 Kentucky ProStart Invitational (KPSI) - Saturday, March 4, 2023
2023 Chefs for Hope Dinner - Wednesday, April 19, 2023