Another Monday, Chattanooga!
We hope you and your family had a safe and wonderful weekend!
Here we are, June! A new month brings about new challenges and new perspectives. We originally meant for our 'Weekend Update' to inform people of what had happened while many of us took a much needed 'break' from the internet for two days. As we all know, despite taking a quick breather from the goings on in the world, our world does not do the same. As far as COVID19 is concerned, we know we will continue to endure this struggle for quite some time, but we also know that we are settling into new restrictions and protocols. While we are still seeing a lot of things change rapidly, we are also seeing adaptation actively taking place. Because of this, we have less and less to update regarding a 'weekend update', and much more to update on how we can continue to improve in the weeks ahead.
Moving forward, we will be focusing on what's before us - and how we can look forward to set ourselves and our businesses up for success.
Before moving on to other organization's offerings, we did want to point out some very exciting news (yes, we know we've been talking about it a good bit already...) Our four week Restaurant Recovery Course begins this month! The last day to apply is TOMORROW, so please fill out our survey to get involved! This course will be FREE to the 20 businesses selected for this cohort!
UPCOMING SEMINARS + OFFICE HOURS:
US FOODS webinars:
ENGINEERING A MORE PROFITABLE MENU
Our Food Fanatics Chefs and Restaurant Operations Consultants will show you how to crunch the numbers to create a more profitable menu that works for your business in the new normal.
REOPENING SAFELY: WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREPARE
As some states are releasing plans to reopen, our Restaurant Operations Consultants will review tips to help you prepare to reopen your restaurant accordingly. This will include guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Restaurant Association.
CARES ACT Q&A
Join our Restaurant Operations Consultants who specialize in the CARES Act to ask any questions you have about navigating this legislation. We will briefly review any recent, relevant updates to the CARES Act and open the floor to your questions.
PREPARING TO REOPEN: RUN A PROFITABLE KITCHEN
From receiving to storage, from prep to plating, your kitchen is where a profitable operation starts. Our Food Fanatics® Chefs will show you how to reopen with a profitable kitchen in the new normal. We'll discuss the keys to kitchen efficiency, streamlining your menu and how to stand out from your competitors to give diners what they want now.
Wednesday, June 3, 10:00 AM CST
STAY CONNECTED THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
Our Restaurant Operations Consultants will share social media best practices, including how to create engaging content and stay connected to your customers during this COVID-19 crisis.
Wednesday, June 3, 2:00 PM CST
MOVING FORWARD: CALCULATING CASH FLOW
To help ensure you can weather the COVID-19 pandemic, our Restaurant Operations Consultants will review tools and best practices to calculate your cash flow and manage your operations accordingly.
Thursday, June 4, 10:00 AM CST
Learn from our Restaurant Operations Consultants and Food Fanatics® Chefs how to quickly ramp up your takeout and delivery program.
BOOSTED: A SOCIAL MEDIA HOW-TO FOR RESTAURANTS
Our Restaurant Operations Consultants will walk you through the essentials of successful social media messaging, including how to boost posts, create an Instagram Story, set up a Facebook menu and more.
James Beard Foundation Industry Webinars:
Tuesday, June 2: The Art of the Pivot
Challenging situations require inventive solutions. Join the James Beard Foundation’s director of culinary community initiatives Colleen Vincent and a panel of innovative culinary professionals as they discuss their business transformations in the face of extraordinary circumstances.
Thursday, June 4: Maximize Your Brand
Our digital presence matters more than ever before. For this webinar, Colleen Vincent will chat with a team of experts about how to get the most out of your personal and professional brands in the COVID-19 era.
And as always, our local favorites:
Online Office Hours with Co.Lab - If you're a small business looking for any assortment of advising from legal to digital, schedule a one on one virtual hour with a professional!
Chattanooga Chamber - COVID-19 Webinars
Chattanooga Tourism Co. is hosting Daily Discussions at 2pm each day. The Schedule is as follows:
Monday - Attractions
Tuesday - Food and Beverage
Wednesday - Accommodations
Thursday - Culture, Heritage and Arts
Friday - All Partners
Thanks again for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!