Special Report: COVID-19

How COVID-19 Is Impacting America’s Chefs and Restaurants

Here are the latest developments:

Here's Where Hospitality Workers in Need Can Find Help

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Updated: Webinars and COVID News for Chefs and Restaurateurs

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What to Consider Before Reopening with Reduced Dining Capacity

As governors and mayors begin to reopen states and cities across America, restaurant owners await social distancing mandates that will slash their dining room capacities by 40, 50, or even 75 percent. The health and safety benefits of social distancing are clear to anyone who has watched curves flatten and infection rates fall. But it’s also obvious that restaurants cannot sustain reduced seating capacities for very long.


Get Your Customers' Input Before You Reopen Your Doors

As parts of the country begin to re-open, it’s clear that there is a lot of disparity between what safety regulations people think are necessary for restaurants. Already this week we’ve seen outdoor dining spaces tightly packed with Cinco de Mayo revelers, even as many chefs say that conflicting information from state government and the CDC make them reluctant to reopen.


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Chefs File Lawsuits as Insurance Companies Reject COVID Claims

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These Podcasts are Keeping Chefs' Voices Out There During the Pandemic

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Erin Wade Continues to Feed the Oakland Community, One Bowl at a Time

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The LEE Initiative Expands to Support Restaurant Workers in 19 Community Kitchens Across the Country

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How COVID Will Change the Future of Food, How One Restaurant is Surviving and Why We Need Restaurants More Than Ever

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As the Pandemic Disrupts Restaurants, Upscale Has Become Accessible

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