Restaurant & Catering Australia
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) is the peak industry body representing 35,000 cafes, restaurants and catering businesses across Australia. The members of R&CA are owners and operators of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, catering companies, takeaway businesses, and function centres.
R&CA was established in 1922 by café operators as a way of sharing information, saving money and talking to government. R&CA also celebrates the achievements of operators through its Awards for Excellence program.
Restaurant and catering businesses are an important part of the Australian economy. Restaurants, cafes, catering and takeaway businesses are the largest employer in the tourism industry, employing more than 500,000 Australians. We are the largest employer of young people with 43 per cent of the industry being 15-24 years of age. Ninety per cent of cafés and restaurants are small businesses, employing 19 people or less.
R&CA brings these operators together to provide a single, powerful voice to government on issues affecting your business.