The National Restaurant Association has a business resource directory that includes free on-demand training videos to get restaurant employees up-to-speed on new hygiene practices and to help owners with new operational strategies. The directory also includes a “cost relief and revenue creation” section that offers resources to help you create online sales.
The Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United, a non-profit that works with cities across the U.S. to improve wages and working conditions for the restaurant workforce, is providing resources and financial assistance to those impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
Eater has posted a convenient list of dozens of relief efforts and funds available to restaurants. It includes the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Relief Fund, a collection of donations from everyday diners and corporate donors.
Food & Wine is sharing their own list of resources for local and nationwide restaurant workers. It includes “a slew of programs, grants, and resources—from grassroots efforts to government relief.”
Bar Magic has created a hospitality relief dashboard—a portal of help and support to the culinary, foodservice, and hospitality industries—with more than 400 live resource links. It includes an interactive map of the U.S. so users can scroll over states to get links for more information and apply for aid.
Hosteleria Digital is a Spanish site that posts articles about the impacts of the COVID-19 virus on the hospitality industry, including stats about how many jobs have been lost and how suspension of rentals is a priority for the hotel industry.
GastroSuisse, the largest hospitality industry association in Switzerland, offers resources including the #HELPGASTRO campaign that was launched by partners from the Swiss gastronomy and hotel industry.
Hospitality Europe posted a statement from the European Tourism Manifesto alliance calling for the European Commission and national governments to immediately implement the measures the commission presented March 13 “to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.”
International Hotel & Restaurant Association posted a heartfelt article about how the hospitality industry is all in “this” together. On a similar note, their website features a story about how over 270 Marriott hotels across cities and regions like Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Mumbai are lighting up during the month of April in a show of hope.