Restaurant Associates (RA), a member of Compass Group, is recognized as the nation's premier on-site dining management company. RA delivers hospitality excellence to guests at corporate workplaces, cultural and entertainment centers, professional schools, and catered events in metro New York City, Washington DC, Boston, and Atlanta. Our catered events are led by CxRA.
At RA, Food is Inspiration
Since the 1950's, we've delivered culinary excellence and unparalleled hospitality to some of the most recognizable institutions and brands in the world, including Google, Tiffany & Company and Smithsonian Institution Museums.
Our reputation is built on our ability to continuously evolve and innovate. Our work goes beyond the excellence of our food and hospitality. It extends to industry-best wellness and sustainability practices and a commitment to integrating human-centered technology throughout our company.
In all that we do, people matter. We value our guests, our communities, and most importantly, our own.
History & Heritage
RA has a rich history of restaurant and hospitality heritage with culinary luminaries such as James Beard, Julia Child and Joe Baum, the iconic restaurateur and innovator who created the country's first themed restaurants and defined our DNA. At the heart of RA is:
- A commitment to fresh, seasonal and responsible sourcing.
- Honest, scratch cooking with wellness at the foundation.
- Simple, unfussy styling and presentation.
- A diverse and hospitable team of chefs and managers with the talent and expertise to customize an experience unique to each client. All with decades of experience from our dedicated support team.