coronavirus

FoodService Director is working to track the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the foodservice industry. See below for the latest updates, and to connect with other operators during this time, join the private Facebook group Coronavirus in the Food & Beverage Industry.

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Biden issues executive orders aimed at increasing SNAP and Pandemic EBT benefits

The orders seek to up federal food assistance for families struggling amid COVID-19.

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How Cura Hospitality’s senior-dining program is building on 2020’s successes

Corporate Executive Chef Eric Goldberg looks at the silver linings that emerged from adaptations made in the last year.

The National Restaurant Association surveyed operators and consumers to pinpoint current culinary and dining trends.

With fewer people on-site, all types of dining operations are serving up meals to those in need.

A majority of survey respondents said that employee safety was somewhat or much more difficult during the pandemic.

When the pandemic started, Nutrition Director Lori Danella and her team didn’t know how exactly they would pull off meal service, but they knew they had to.

Foodservice programs are applying what they learned during fall semester as they enter the next.

Constant pivoting can breed constant stress, as FSDs around the country have learned firsthand.

See what’s in store for Danella’s district, which was named FSD’s January 2021 Foodservice Operation of the Month.

On a new episode of "Dig In," FSD Lori Danella shares how her foodservice team prepared for the unprecedented.

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