Free Upcoming Webinars for Food Service Owners & Operators

Free Upcoming Webinars for Food Service Owners & Operators

To prepare for successful reopening in light of the changing food industry landscape, restaurant owners and managers may participate in two free, online webinars offered by the Illinois Restaurant Association and University of Illinois Extension, in conjunction with U of I College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Both Scaling UP webinars feature food service industry professionals, restaurant owners, and university hospitality management program faculty who will provide a comprehensive framework for strategically and safely reopening local establishments. Panelists will answer questions as time allows.

On May 28, the webinar will focus on financial considerations, including strategies to order effectively, prepare cost-effective menus, and operate in a COVID-aware environment. Explore financial analysis and break-even considerations for alternative food service models, such as food subscription and grocery market kits. You may register online for the 10 a.m. May 28 webinar here:…/register/WN_XqoIM-IUQGyil9Z1KRIYtg

A second webinar will be held at 10 a.m. June 4 and features compliance resources and disinfectant practices which allow for a safe physical environment for patrons and staff. Strategies for instilling consumer confidence will be offered, as well as approaches for enhancing the customer experience while adhering to new operational guidelines. You may register online for the June 4 webinar here:…/register/WN_4ZLcdS0wQqWZq1deTSB6Lg

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