Board of Directors 2021-2022
Restaurants Association of Puerto Rico (ASORE)
Affiliated Associations 2021-2022
Dr. José Vázquez-Barquet, President
ASORE represents the commercial segment of ready-made food sales that includes restaurants, cafes, pizzerias and bakeries, among others.
We employ over 60 thousand people directly, generate more than $2,098 million in sales per year and buy more than $500 million in local product. ASORE represents more than 4,500 restaurants on the island and offers several benefits including medical plan, dental plan and life insurance for members. We also offer educational programs such as Food Safety (ServSafe), as well as seminars on economics and other topics related to the food industry. In addition, we support schools and universities with culinary programs. We also hosted one of the largest conventions in the prepared food industry, the Bakery & Restaurant Show. On the other hand, we are a spokesperson in the industry on legislative issues related to the rights and benefits of this important segment of the economy.