A Texas Restaurant Association Chapter

2022 Taste of the Triangle

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Each attendee MUST HAVE TICKET to enter. This includes children of ALL ages. No strollers or trays will be allowed entry. The competition element of the Taste of the Triangle is managed by a third-party marketing group to ensure impartial judging and fairness. The Sabine Area Restaurant Association is not responsible for the voting process and/or the results.
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Lamar Hospitality and Scholarship Fund

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Scholarship Recipients
Every year Sabine Area Restaurant Association raises money to distribute in the form of scholarships to the students of Lamar University’s Hospitality Administration and Culinary Arts Program. Dr. Molly J. Dahm and Chef Charles L. Duit select candidates each year to sponsor tuition, books, and study abroad programs. Funds are also donated to the TRA’s Education Foundation.

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

Sabine Area Restaurant Association is a chapter of the Texas Restaurant Association and a local resource for the hospitality and foodservice industry. The mission of S.A.R.A. is to support scholarships for Lamar University’s Hospitality Management Program, The Texas Restaurant Association’s Education Foundation, and educational and professional development for the Texas Chefs Association. Proceeds from our annual events and activities go back into our community through support of many local charities.

A Brief History of S.A.R.A.

SARA’s roots can be traced back to the 1950’s when restaurant owners came together to raise money to keep the lights on during union strikes in our area. The association became more organized in 1976 when they elected an official board of directors, and put in place a set of by-laws. You can explore the original documents on here...

S.A.R.A. Board Member Officers

Charles Dutt
CEC, AAC, President
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Ty Gwynn
Vice President
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Dr. Molly Dahm
Financial Advisor
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Monica Roberts
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Upcoming Events


The Sabine Area Restaurant Association and local area restaurants will be holding a job fair to recruit for under staffed restaurants. The Texas Restaurant Association and The Texas Workforce… more info


Beaumont's largest and longest running food event for 40 years. Live Music. Free Beer. Free Parking. Local area restaurants sample their signature dishes to the public and take part in friendly… more info


Dinner on the 8th floor of the Mary & John Gray Library to honor the career of our President Chef Charles Duit, CEC. AAC. Students, Colleagues, and fellow SARA members come together to celebrate… more info


Restaurant News

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05/21/2021: TRA and Chow Now

AUSTIN, TX (May 18, 2021) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) has partnered with ChowNow, the platform that powers online ordering systems for independent restaurants, allowing restaurants to t…

Become a Member

Become a member of S.A.R.A. to create a unified voice to help shape our industry locally, and on the state and national levels through our partnerships with the TRA, TCA, and the NRA. Every year law makers, tax officials, and public health officials create new policies, laws, and guidelines that effect restauranteurs and operators. Being involved in S.A.R.A. can keep restaurant owners and operators tapped in to the industry and provide the tools they need to steer the industry in the right direction.

S.A.R.A. organizes the largest and best food event of the year, The Taste of the Triangle. Every year the event evolves and gets better. Become a member of S.A.R.A. and help keep this great tradition alive.

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COVID-19 Relief for Local Restaurants

During the unprecedented pandemic, SARA came together to help restaurants by leveraging sara-tra.com as a platform to collect donations from businesses and the general public to distribute to struggling restaurant operators. Relief was given to 20 local restaurants who applied for assistance online.

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