About Us

Our Mission

To promote and protect the economic interests of the Williamsburg area restaurant industry by maintaining a favorable business environment thus delivering tangible value and benefits to our members.

Our Company

We provide these benefits in a positive and cooperative environment that promotes and encourages good business practices between our members, local and regional governments, tourism partners and other public and private stakeholders within the community.

Our Board of Directors

Board Members
Board Officers
President  2021-2022
Jacque Liebler

Revolution Golf & Grille

GERI BUTLER

Blue Talon Bistro

Vice President
Brian Mahoney

Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

Treasurer
JR Powell

Williamsburg National Golf Club

Past Presidents
Michael Claar
Kevin Early
Noreen Graziano
Mickey Chohany
VERNON GEDDY

Old City BBQ

SCOTT HOYLAND
Culture Cafe
FERNANDO JIMENEZ
Plaza Azteca
NIKKI MONTERO

Axe Rebuplic

ANIA PROCHOWSKA

Food for Thought

BRENDA WAGNITZ
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Executive Director/Secretary
Debi Schaefer
MICHAEL CLAAR
Alewerks Brewery
KEVIN EARLY

WindsorMeade

Interested in Membership?

When you join the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association (WARA), you get the benefits of belonging to an organization that's over 100 members strong. When the local restaurant industry succeeds, we all benefit. Your membership provides Williamsburg area restaurants with an organized and unified voice on local issues that directly relate to our industry. Membership is only $250/year and includes many benefits, including: 

  • Participation in the WARA Gift Certificate Program

  • WARA Holiday Dining Guide Listing

  • Networking Opportunities: Regular meetings and get-togethers provide members with opportunities to meet and network with other members, share ideas and discuss business issues.

  • Cooperative Advertising and Promotion: Member businesses have the opportunity to participate in special promotions such as Restaurant Week, and receive co-op advertising rates in local tourism publications as well as newspaper advertisements and dining guides and local radio.

  • Training Opportunities: training sessions for hospitality employees such as ServSafe, and customer service training.

Questions? Contact our staff!