We’ve heard from many of you in our community that it can be difficult to find the best resources and expertise to support you, your staff and your business during this uncertain time for our industry.  

To help you stay informed, we have compiled a list of reliable resources that will support you to understand the situation in your country and take relevant action to protect yourself and others. 

  • The National Restaurant Association helps to ensure that its members and the industry have access to the latest information to strengthen operations and communicate with their employees to mitigate risk. To address the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have put together a robust online resource with industry-specific guidance for restaurant owners and operators

    • Based on ServSafe®, the industry’s leading food safety training and certification program, a guideline for handling this latest virus is available at Food Safety Focus, ready to downlaod and share.
    • The online resource will continue to be updated as more information is made available by the CDC and other health organizations.
  • Datassential's complimentary reports

  • For additional training resources to support the well-being of staff at this time, please check out UFS Academy for more info on personal hygiene, safety in food delivery and mental health support you and your teams 

  • James Beard Foundation's Update on Industry Response and Resources for Chefs, Restauranteurs, and Diners.  Will be updated on frequent basis with webinars.  (Click here for the latest).

  • Technomic COVID-19 Impact Research whitepaper on the impact that COVID-19 was having on the foodservice industry.

  • Open Table State of the Industry Report

  • Food & Wine’s List of Local and nationwide resources that we hope can provide some relief for laid-off restaurant workers.

  • Guidelines for Retail Supermarket Foodservice

  • Headspace:  This app has recently released a lot of content from behind the paywall globally that will help individuals with stress, anxiety, fear, change and panic.

    • Download and register for the Headspace mobile application.
    • Navigate to the "Weathering the storm" a new category in the Explore tab of the app. There, you can find a free collection of guided meditations and exercises specifically designed to help manage stress, anxiety, and uncertainty through mindfulness.
    • Check the resources hub for best practices, guides, and employee-facing materials to help you introduce Headspace to your organization.
       
  • Restaurant Opportunities Center United is providing resources and financial assistance to restaurant workers impacted by the crisis. You can search for resources at a national, state and local level here.

  • USBG National Charity Foundation is helping the bar industry community with a Bartender Emergency Assistance Program as well as a COVID-19 Relief Campaign.

  • Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation is providing resources for restaurants and workers coping with the crisis.

  • One Fair Wage are providing free cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers, to apply click here.

  • Another Round Another Rally is offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.