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
MICHAEL CLAAR

Alewerks Brewery

Vice President
BRIAN MAHONEY

Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse

Treasurer
JR POWELL

Williamsburg National Golf Club

Past Presidents
MICKEY CHOHANY
NOREEN GRAZIANO
KEVIN EARLY
Executive Director/Secretary
GERI BUTLER

Blue Talon Bistro

KEVIN EARLY

WindsorMeade

VERNON GEDDY

Old City BBQ

JACQUE LIEBLER

Revolution Golf & Grille

ANIA PROCHOWSKA

Food for Thought

EDWIN RIVERA

Captain George’s Seafood

FELICIA SENSIBA

Colonial Williamsburg

JOE VELTRE

Amber Ox

DEBI SCHAEFER
ALICIA WOODARD

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

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!

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© 2019 Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association

Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association
P.O. Box 3072 • Williamsburg, VA 23187
(757) 221-6835
director@wararest.com