The object of the Association is "SERVICE".
Advisory service to its members on supply of healthy food at competitive rates.
Service as a liaison agency between the hospitality industry, various Government Departments and the other consumer public.Ensures cordial relationship amongst the three sectors.
Service in protecting the hospitality industry from adverse legislative and taxation measures.
Service in organizing representations to the Government in furtherance of the welfare of he food industry.
Service in maintaining cordiality and unity among members by conductng meetings ad get togethers in various parts of the state.
Service to the society at large by organizing welfare activities.
TNHA was spearheaded by the following illustrious gentlemen as its President Thiru K.T.Appana 188,1939.
Thiru V.R.Ramanatha Iyer 1940-44 and 1951-53.
Thiru Ramanatha Iyer also served as the Mayor of Chennai City.In recoginition his services to the society , the Government of Tamil Nadu has named Spur Tank Road, a major thoroughfare in Chennai City as “Mayor Ramanathan Salai”.