Member Benefits

Training and Education

  • $50 per student ServSafe Discount – the leading course to meet the Food Code’s “certified food protection manager” requirement. Honored at the IRA office & ISU Extension offices. 
  • $15 per student ServSafe Alcohol Discount – responsible alcohol service training developed by the hospitality industry for the hospitality industry 
  • Group pricing for on-site Guest Service Gold Customer Service Certification Training 
  • Free ticket to the National Restaurant Association Show.

 Exclusive Discounts

  • Access to the Association’s highly allocated private barrels
  • Energy Sales Tax Exemption for Food Processing Equipment. Average savings $880
  • 5% savings on natural gas service throughout the state of Iowa
  • Enhanced property casualty insurance with an annual workers compensation dividend
  • $50 per student discount on ServSafe classes
  • One free registration to the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago
  • Dual membership in the National Restaurant Association with access to their research, legal center, and executive forums
  • Up to a 20% discount on music licensing fees
  • Payment processing without markup on bankcard interchange and fees assessed by card brands
  • 200 pounds of free oil with installation of oil recycling system
  • Tax services and preferred lending
  • Three-year price lock on payroll services
  • $9 per month access for entire household for telemedicine services including mental health
  • One year subscription to Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine
  • Special pricing for Delta Dental, vision and legal services program


  • Promote your business on the golf course at the Annual Duffers, Diners & Drives Golf Classic or spend the day golfing, enjoying samples with industry colleagues 
  • Influence lawmakers at the annual Iowa Restaurant Day at the Capitol 
  • Join us at one of our culinary events across the state 

Recognition for Your Team

News and Information

  • Complimentary subscription to Food and Beverage Iowa Business Quarterly 
  • State and Federal Legislative Alerts letting you know who to contact (member of Congress, state legislator, regulatory body, or state agency) and on what pending action. 
  • Complimentary 12-month subscription to Restaurant Startup & Growth Magazine 
  • Regulatory Updates that Impact Your Business 

 Industry promotions

With more than 6,000 eating and drinking establishments employing 155,500 people, Iowa’s hospitality industry has plenty to celebrate. We honor members of our industry through: