In June 2018, the Southeastern United States Korean American Restaurant Association and the Southeastern United States Korean Food Globalization Association merged under the name of KARA. Since the merger, KARA has already attracted over 1,000 members from the states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and its numbers continue to grow.

KARA mainly serves to provide two types of services to both Korean and Non-Korean food services as a part of the Southeastern chapter of the Korean government’s “Korean Food Promotion Institute (KFPI)” in the United States. The first of these services is to provide a unified, powerful voice for Korean American owned food and beverage (F&B) operations –an industry spanning over 1,000 businesses, worth in excess of 1 billion dollars, and providing more than 10,000 jobs. KARA also serves to present several programs designed to properly train and educate local restaurant owners in running their businesses. As such, KARA would like your support in 2018 to ensure the continued success of our non-profit (501 C3 (509 A2)) organization which has supported the rapid growth of the local economy for the last decade. We hope to continue to work towards our mission into the foreseeable future and beyond.

Thank You.

President Keun Soo Lee

미 동남부 한인 외식업 협회 웹사이트를 방문하여 주셔서 감사합니다.

조지아, 플로리다, 알라바마, 테네시, 노스 캐롤라이나, 사우스 캐롤라이나 미 동남부 6개 주에서 외식업에 종사하시는 한인들의 권익, 지원, 교육과 홍보를 제종하는 미 동남부 한인 외식업 협회는, 약 1,000 여명의 회원 및 협력업체로 구성되었습니다.

한국 정부의 한식 진흥원의 미 동남부 한식 세계화 협의회의 역활과 한인 외식업 회원들에게 관련 미 정부의 식당관련 교육, 서비스 대행, 정보를 나누는 사이버 공간으로 만들었습니다.

또한, 각 회원들의 업체 홍보, 맛지도, 구인, 구직,  회원 근황, 새로운 요리기술 정보, 외식업 현황, 교육행사 등이  신속하게 소통되는 웹사이트가 되도록 여러분들의 많은 관심, 참여, 성원을 부탁드립니다.

방문하여 주신 여러분들의 건강과 행복을 기원드립니다.

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