Anthony Zaller was recently elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF), a non-profit that invests in and empowers California’s restaurant workforce. 

“CRAF’s mission is to change lives through restaurants,” CRAF Executive Director Alycia Harshfield says. “Anthony is dedicated to the mission and success of CRAF and we are thrilled to have his leadership after many years of support and participation in our programming.”

Anthony is an employment litigation attorney and founding partner of the Zaller Law Group, PC. Primarily focused on helping businesses and entrepreneurs navigate California’s complex employment and business laws, his passion for the restaurant industry will serve the Foundation and make a difference to the future of our industry in California and far beyond. Zaller succeeds Past Chair John Tallichet, President + CEO of Specialty Restaurants Corp., who led the board for the last two years.

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the new chair of CRAF during this difficult time facing the restaurant industry,” Zaller adds. “These current challenges show how critical CRAF’s mission is in helping high school and college students with scholarships and educational opportunities, as well as providing financial assistance to restaurant employees through the Restaurants Care program.  The restaurant workforce and students looking to enter the restaurant industry need the support that CRAF can provide more than ever, and I look forward to being a part of the team to help provide this assistance to Californians who are the backbone of restaurants.”

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