The last couple months saw a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel—events were happening, albeit smaller, restaurants were welcoming back diners and celebrating once again back on the menu. But things took a drastic turn the past month as COVID-19 cases began to surge again, limitations on gatherings were once again being implemented and restaurants shuttered their doors.
“We’re at a double edge sword right now,” said Chef Peter McCaffrey, Executive Chef for Certified Catering Consultants during the Leading Caterers of America’s virtual Executive Summit on November 17.
“Odds are it’s going to get worse before it gets better,” said Carl Sacks, Senior Consultant and Managing Director for Certified Catering Consultants, and Executive Director of the LCA.
As the old adage goes, when a door closes, somewhere a window opens, and that was certainly the mentality that Representative Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, tried to convey during his opening session during the LCA Executive Summit when he discussed the RESTAURANTS Act, which was recently passed by the House of Representatives and is currently being discussed by the Senate.