Welcome to RAM

The Restaurant Association of Maryland is the most trusted source for restaurant advocacy, regulatory compliance information, foodservice employee training, and restaurant-focused vendors. In partnership with the National Restaurant Association, we are the voice of the restaurant and foodservice industry. Additionally, we offer many cost-saving programs to better help your restaurant succeed.


Telling the Industry's Story

RAM's mission is a simple one; we exist to further the restaurant industry. While offering a collective viewpoint, it's important to note that single experiences (your personal experiences) play an active role in shaping the story we tell. We learn from the past to create a better future. The present matters. Your story matters.

Our mission would not be Possible without our Sponsors

Food Safety Courses

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RAM is an official site for all required food, alcohol, and workplace training certifications through ServSafe. Take classes in person or register for courses online.

Get Certified

Workers' Compensation

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For over 25 years, RAM's Workers' Comp Insurance has been the number one program used by restaurant members. In minutes, you can save thousands.

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Apprenticeship Programs

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Employees: Advance your career and move up to higher-paying positions. Employers: Hire and develop employees for line cook and management roles.


Dining Guide

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Getting hungry? We offer an extensive dining guide, filled with RAM's restaurant members. Find local places to eat and drink, or have your restaurant listed!

Dine in MD
Government Updates

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RAM is your advocate at the state, county, and local levels of government. Stay up-to-date and never miss out on critical regulatory information.

Govt. Updates

Buyers' Guide

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Shop and support our allied members in a wide range of categories. To increase your visibility, join RAM and have your business listed today!

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