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COVID-19 Resource Hub

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United States, 27th March 2020

COVID-19 RESOURCE HUB

UPDATED | 3/27/2020

Worldchefs is here to support you during this uncertain time. We have compiled a variety of free resources, virtual events and more to help you connect with the global community, build skills and prepare to advance in a post-COVID-19 world.
ACTION TO #SAVERESTAURANTS
CANADA: Make Your Voice Heard >>
Restaurants Canada, the Hotel Association of Canada, and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada have joined forces in their lobbying effort to secure tax relief and a credit facility for the sector as a whole. Sign the proposal to show your support.
USA: Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act >>
One-page summary of the proposed Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act.

USA: Everything to Know About How the $2 Trillion Stimulus Helps (and Fails) Restaurants >>
Here’s everything you need to know about the bill.

USA: Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC>>
An initiative to unify the voice of hospitality professionals nationwide and save the local restaurants affected by COVID-19.

CHILE: Achiga Solicita al Gobierno >>
Como asociación y representantes de todo el gremio gastronómico estamos solicitando al gobierno que se continúe con delivery como opción de funcionamiento de restaurantes ante cierre total por COVID-19 en algunas comunas del país.
FRANCE: Sauvons Nos Restaurants et Producteurs >>
Pousser le gouvernement à décréter l’état de catastrophe naturelle sanitaire afin que les assurances nous indemnisent.
EUROPE: We Are Still Open >>
A non-profit initiative created to help a global restaurant community in crisis: listing quality restaurants, wine bars, grocers, farmers, bakeries, etc. in Europe that are providing alternative business-models and take-out/or delivery during the forced-closings during COVID-19.
Click here to send us resources from your country.
GUIDELINES + BEST PRACTICES FOR HOSPITALITY SERVICE
COVID-19 Guide >>
This guide, available in English, Español, 中文 (简体), Français, Burmese, العربية, and Deutsch, is specifically written to help people in the F&B industry reduce the risk of their businesses accidentally spreading Coronavirus. The suggestions are low to no-cost and are generally good practice —they have been evaluated by epidemiologists, public health experts, biologists, and doctors.
CDC Symptoms of COVID-19 >>
Clearly communicate and inform the team about symptoms of coronavirus. 

CDC Sanitation >>
Abide by all hand washing and sanitation procedures published by the CDC.

For Hotels and Hotel Staff >>
An information sheet for hotel management and staff about coronavirus.

Singapore’s Top Chefs On Hand Hygiene >>
Nine chefs from Singapore’s leading MICHELIN-star restaurants including Sebastien Lepinoy, Kirk Westaway and Hawker Chan demonstrate the right way to wash your hands in a new public service campaign to combat the spread of COVID-19.
OPERATIONAL GUIDES
Operating Procedures from DIG >>
Enhanced safety protocols, delivery driver protocols, sanitation log and more.

How to Run a Restaurant in the Face of Uncertainty >>
OpenTable’s Preparedness Resource Center.

How to Prepare Your Restaurant for Delivery and Take-Out >>
Industry experts share advice on shifting their business strategies overnight to weather the storm of COVID-19.

FREE RESOURCES
SOUTH AFRICA: Solidarity Response Fund >>
South Africa now has a COVID-19 solidarity fund, to help deal with the fallout of the novel coronavirus.
SOUTH AFRICA: Help for Small Businesses >>
Small businesses in SA can now register for help during the coronavirus disaster.
USA: Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency >>
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has collected information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 emergency.
USA: Spill the Dish Database of Resources >>
A database of resources (non-profit funds, government agencies, changed laws, even GoFundMe’s), searchable by state and type of relief.
USA: A List of Relief Funds for Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers >>
Nonprofits and other grassroots organizations nationwide are working to help those affected by COVID-19.
F&B Mental Health and Sobriety Resources >>
As coronavirus shutters restaurants across the world, many hospitality workers are left in a state of stress, depression, isolation, and anxiety. Food & Wine Pro has compiled a list of free and low-cost resources to help manage mental health and sobriety.
ONLINE & VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Free Online Training: Worldchefs Academy >>
With our free online Pre-Commis Chef training program, you can prepare for your first job in a professional kitchen right from your home.
Free Webinar: Sustainability Education for Culinary Professionals >>
Bolster your resume and help bring bring sustainable practices to foodservice. This 7-day series teaches chefs how to think and act sustainable, to lead positive change for the planet – and for the improved profitably in the kitchen. 
ACF United: Our Industry & The Future of Foodservice >>
The American Culinary Federation presents a panel of chefs discussing the state of the foodservice industry and the challenges being faced by the culinary community.
Worldchefs Online Community >>
Stay connected. Open your Worldchefs account now at www.worldchefs.org/login.

 
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