August 15th, 2023, Tuesday, 6pm—10pm
Kowloon Restaurant, 948 Broadway, Saugus, MA

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About Annual Gala

The Massachusetts Asian Restaurant Association (MARA) Annual Gala is our flagship event dedicated to gathering members, industry professionals, distinguished guests, supporters, and friends to åshare an enjoyable evening together.
MARA, as the only statewide nonprofit association focused on assisting the Asian restaurant industry in Massachusetts, this event holds special significance. We aim to provide vital information and resources to restaurant owners and operators, ensuring they have access to the support they need to thrive.

Invitation from The CO-presidents

MARA is a non-profit corporation registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is a platform connecting Asian restaurant members with professional service providers as well as relevant governmental entities to enhance the communication, collaboration and benefit the food industry. Founded in 2018 and formed a partnership with Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) in 2020, the official launch party took place in 2021 with over 400 guests in attendance. Since then, the association has held multiple educational business seminars, regional round tables events, a job fair, in addition to the 2022 Annual Gala Meeting.
We invite restaurants, business partners, organizations, and friends to join us in promotion of the Asian owned restaurant industry in conjunction with celebrating the August Moon Festival! Dating back over 3,000 years, the August Moon Festival celebrates the gathering of friends and family, giving thanks for the harvest and prayers for the future.
The 2023 GALA Annual Celebration at Kowloon Restaurant will bring the MARA team together with new and existing members, sponsors, partner organizations and guests to celebrate the industry's progress and plan for future growth. The guest speakers will be announced soon. With live music, entertainment, and delicious catering by Kowloon restaurant, it will be a memorable night for you. Let's look forward to it together and see you on August 15th!
Bob Wong                      Andy Kuang
MARA Co-President        MARA Co-President

Registration and Tickets

Ticket Prices: $50/Person with advance registration, $65 at the door. MARA member receives two complimentary tickets. Additional ticket is $50 each.
Purchase Tickets:
Ticket Locations:
  • Kowloon Restaurant, 948 Broadway (Rte.1), Saugus, MA 01906
  • Samurai Express, 31 St. James Ave, Boston, MA 02116
  • Pho Le Restaurant, 1346 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122
  • Fuji At Woc, 1420 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169
  • Sichuan Palace, 7 Summer St #17-18, Chelmsford, MA 01824


The MARA Annual Gala presents an exceptional opportunity for networking, forging valuable connections, and showcasing your products and services to a highly relevant and engaged audience. The Gala attracts a diverse audience, including restaurant industry owners and operators, vendors and suppliers, affiliated members, businesses, and organizations interested in supporting and collaborating with the Asian restaurant industry.
We offer various sponsorship levels carefully designed to meet your specific objectives and budget. Each level provides an array of increasing benefits, recognition, and exclusive privileges for your brand.
The benefits of Sponsorship:
  • Brand Exposure: Amplify your brand's visibility across multiple media platforms, including event promotions, social media campaigns, press releases, and our association's website.
  • Promotional Opportunities: Showcase your products, services, or initiatives through various promotional channels during the event, such as signage, branding materials, product displays, and engaging demonstrations.
  • Networking: Connect with influential stakeholders, industry professionals, and potential business partners during the event, fostering valuable relationships and unlocking new collaboration opportunities.
  • Logo and Recognition: Enjoy prominent logo placement and recognition in our program book, ensuring your brand stands out and receives acknowledgment for its unwavering support.
  • Stage Acknowledgment: Be recognized from the stage during the event program, highlighting your commitment to the Asian restaurant industry and your invaluable contribution to the association.
  • Complimentary Event Tickets: Receive complimentary tickets to the MARA Annual Gala, allowing you and your esteemed guests to attend and relish the spectacular event.
Download the complete spensorship package to learn more:
English Version / Chinese Version
Become a sponsor:
Option #1: Fill out the sponsorship form and make the payment online:
Option #2: Download the sponsorship sheet, fill out and mail it with a check:
English Version / Chinese Version
Please make the check payable to “MARA”, and mail to:
MARA (ATTN: Jason Yu)
246 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Thank you very much for your support!


If you have any further questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us:
By Phone: 617-331-3012(Andy)/ 617-615-6198 (Apple)
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MA-ARA is a non-profit corporation registered at Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It provides a platform connecting Asian restaurant members with professional service providers as well as relevant governmental entities to enhance the communication, collaboration and benefit the food industry.

At MA-ARA, we aprovide information sharing, advocacy, training,money-saving and other opportunities to Asian restaurant professionals. We have developed to support Asian restaurant communities with positive leadership and sound business practices. Being a significant trade organization, we facilitate and regulate the food and beverage sector in Massachusetts with the provision of exceptional and relevant service standards.



To promote information concerning business development and employment issues, especially for food industrial. Better information means making better decisions that affect our business.

To provide new opportunities for Asian restaurant community and help our members’ business grows.


To work with the general public and government regulators regarding the scope and benefits of the Asian restaurant business in Massachusetts.

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