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Open For Good

Community-focused and independent restaurants are at the heart of every city, town, and village across America, and the world. For over 30 years, the James Beard Foundation has celebrated the best of those restaurants, showcased culinary excellence, and pushed chefs and restaurateurs to use their voices for positive change.

 

Open for Good is the James Beard Foundation’s campaign to help independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.

 

Open for Good programs provide critical resources to help independent restaurants build the capacity to come back stronger, more equitable, more sustainable, and more resilient.

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Resources

Resources

Critical support and resources to guide reopening and building back better.
Open for Good Playbooks are created in partnership with chefs, restaurateurs, food producers, and leaders across the food community. They address topics such as safety protocols, business models, gender and racial equity, employee health and well-being, and sustainability.

Download our Safety First Playbook

Webinars

Our Industry Support Webinars cover a wider range of topics, from the practicalities of running a food business during COVID-19, to insight and advice from social media and PR experts, to food system policy updates.

View our past and upcoming events here.
Webinars
Financial Support

Financial Support

Our Open for Good Industry Support Fund is launching soon! Grants from this new industry support fund will initially support the supplemental costs of PPE, redesigning spaces for social distancing, and/or other business improvements needed to reopen the restaurants across the country. This fund will ultimately transition to supporting the financial needs of chef-owners to strengthen and expand their businesses.

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