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 
  • Discounted tickets to Seminars and Vendor Displays on Latest Trends and Innovations at the Iowa Hospitality Expo 
  • Free ticket to the National Restaurant Association Show.

 Exclusive Discounts

  • Free dual membership with the National Restaurant Association 
  • Access to the National Restaurant Association Small Business Health Insurance Program 
  • Guaranteed 10% discount on BMI music licensing with ability to save up to 20% 
  • Rebate program for worker’s compensation insurance 
  • Guaranteed 5% savings on natural gas and other energy cost savings programs 
  • Other “better than street” member exclusive discounts 


  • 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 

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: