National Restaurant Association Unveils Larger, Cooler Digs

Some of the National Restaurant Association’s brain trust: Christin Fernandez, manager of media relations; Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO; Marion Austin, head of office services; Sue Hensley, senior vice president of communications; and Katie Laning Niebaum, communications director. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The new National Restaurant Association offices feature a lounge with a fireplace. The television is one of several in the duplex office complex, meant mainly for broadcasting in-house food programs. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The National Restaurant Association is particularly proud of this restaurant-grade kitchen and event space, designed for cooking demonstrations, which can be broadcast from several cameras in the room. The space holds 200 people. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The new National Restaurant Association offices are at 2055 L Street, Northwest, where they relocated after years on 17th Street. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The food message is in the details throughout the National Restaurant Association offices. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

For warm-weather entertaining, the National Restaurant Association offices have an outdoor terrace named after the Trinchero Family Estates winery in Napa, California. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

There are several meeting rooms at the NRA offices. This one is named after Coca-Cola. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Artwork on the walls includes original posters from the organization’s past. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The National Restaurant Association’s duplex office complex includes five kitchens to be used by staff and visitors. This is one of the medium kitchens. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

One of the smaller of the five kitchens at the National Restaurant Association. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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