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Chefs and hospitality industry – we need to come together during this global novel coronavirus pandemic and let our voices be heard. Elected officials need to understand the perilous position our industry is in. Many of you have been ordered to shut your doors or change your business models overnight. Cooks, dish washers, servers, bartenders, sommeliers, chefs, and restaurant owners alike are all hurting from this crisis. We want to help share your stories from the trenches and make your collective voice be heard – tell your stories of what you are going through and what you need to get through this, whether it be emergency unemployment benefits or a commercial rent freeze. Use hashtag #SAVEFANDB and tag elected officials. We are going to keep this page updated with your stories and relevant information to help get us all through this crisis.

Read the latest articles and posts #SaveFandB

Updated April 3, 2020


Posted April 2, 2020

The Latest Fine Dining Pivot: a $600 ‘Doomsday’ Dinner Party — that Customers Cook Themselves


Coronavirus Lockdowns Prompt Smaller Restaurants to Rethink Delivery

President Trump Offers Drowning Restaurant Industry One Solution: Tax Deductions

A D.C. Chef’s Ambitious System to Put Restaurant Workers Back on the Job

Posted April 1, 2020


$2 Trillion Virus Bill Leaves ‘Gaping Holes’ for Restaurant Industry

Will the Coronavirus Threaten Our Food? The supply chain has plenty of vulnerabilities.


Coronavirus has more Americans turning directly to farms for food

These Michelin-Starred Restaurants Are Offering Delivery And Carry-Out During COVID-19

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Help save America’s Restaurants and sign the petition here!

Well said chef Alex Stupak #SaveFandB 

America’s restaurant industry has never seen a crisis on this scale before…are they f*cked? Read all about it here

It’s time for a revolution. Here’s how to get started.

Check out how an extraordinary secret meeting of Chicago chefs: Jason Vincent, Jason Hammel, Diana Davila, Joe Frillman,  Abe Conlon, Rick Bayless, and Stephanie Izard (to name a few) grew into a commanding voice to seek help from the governor.

Association proposes direct financial relief, tax measures, loans and insurance options. Read about it here!

Here are local and nationwide resources that we hope can provide some relief for laid-off restaurant workers.

Posted on March 19, 2020


Award-winning chefs across the US are stepping up to help their own during the coronavirus pandemic. Here!

Posted on March 20, 2020

Posted on March 22, 2020

SAVE LOCAL RESTAURANTS! The are the lifeblood of our economy and our communities. Sign the petition here!

Posted on March 23, 2020

Restaurants Are Evolving Into Corner Stores to Stay Alive


From Fine-Dining to Drive-Through. How Restaurants Are Innovating During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 24, 2020

Presto Is Giving Away Free Kiosks to Restaurants in a Bid to Keep the Front of House Relevant


How Juice Companies are Dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic


Federal law mandates new paid leave requirements for restaurant workers affected by coronavirus. ‘Families First’ act requires pay for sick workers and those who need to care for others. 

Groundbreaking Indian Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies at 59 of COVID-19

Yelp and GoFundMe Team Up to Give You a Better Way to Support Your Local Businesses

Posted on March 25, 2020



Chef Naomi Pomeroy on why “Restaurants closed by coronavirus won’t reopen without economic assistance.”

Instagram founder launches gift card site for quarantined restaurants. 

Your favorite Bay Area restaurant might close forever. Help save it. 

Help your local business by buying gift cards to provide critical cash support during the COVID-19 crisis. America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy.

Posted on March 26, 2020

4 Sonoma County Restaurants Take Very Different Paths Amid Coronavirus Pandemic. Check it out!

With Their Restaurants Closed, Chefs Turn to Instagram Live to Inspire Home Cooks. 

The Food & Wine Pro Guide to Mental Health and Sobriety Resources.

Chef Kwame Onwuachi Is Cooking to Cope. Check it out!

Closures, Takeout, and Relief Efforts: How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Handling Coronavirus.

Everything to Know About How the $2 Trillion Stimulus Helps (and Fails) Restaurants

Posted on March 27, 2020

How to ensure access to local meat during COVID-19 and beyond. 

Support Restaurants By Buying These Delicious Food Products 


Here’s How to Fight Coronavirus Misinformation. 


Pantry Cooking 101

Updated March 30, 2020


While Many Restaurants Struggle, Here’s How One Is Thriving


Food pantries struggle to provide during COVID-19

Updated Mach 31, 2020


If you’ve had enough reading for a day, check out this podcast Andrew Talks to Chefs 

At a time of industry crisis, Andrew Friedman is proud to offer a new series of special reports that will air Monday – Friday for at least the next month. The episodes are intended as a place for restaurant professionals and enthusiasts to virtually gather daily to hear the thoughts of industry leaders, employees, experts, and others who have important viewpoints to share. Each episode will feature one or two interviews plus news and commentary from Andrew, and will be approximately 30 minutes in length.

Here’s the first episode to get you started:

SPECIAL REPORT: Gavin Kaysen on the Restaurant Industry’s Unique Challenges

Or take Chef-Taught Online Classes to Help You Cook, Draw, Write & More!

Posted on March 25, 2020

Let Free Virtual Cooking Classes From Restless Chefs Entertain You

Posted March 27, 2020

Share with us! Use #SaveFandB and let’s help save our industry!