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.

Technology & Equipment

School district uses autonomous vehicles to deliver produce and school supplies to families

Around 50 families at Miami-Dade Public Schools are receiving school supplies and fresh produce from the district's food forests each week.


As the pandemic rages on, colleges continue to fight food insecurity

Fallout from the coronavirus has heightened concerns around finances and food access.

Members of FSD’s Culinary Council share what’s cooking in their operations for the new year.

Restaurants of many sorts are busting out novel ideas to fight through what’s predicted to be a rough winter.

The school district had been offering limited in-person tutoring and special services for students.

Foodservice teams have put a few ideas in motion as fall classes wind down, often by offering something special for the holidays.

Chef Shane Schiably joined First Watch to push the culinary envelope, and has continued to do so during this challenging year.

Foodservice operators take aim at the world’s plastic problem, one step at a time.

Elementary students and those with disabilities will be able to return to in-person learning in early December.

With retail revenue plummeting, operators have come up with some creative ideas to recoup lost dollars.

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