Article contributed by Mike Berman, COO, Day & Nite/All Service, with Tia Tassava
This column has been fully dedicated to the critical planning and budgeting process through the past month, emphasizing new integrated models built from uncertainty instead of predictability.
With a rather predictable certainty, the Centers for Disease Control rapidly reversing updated guidance regarding the transmission of deadly COVID-19 serves as a vivid and recent illustration that restaurateurs must be determined to best control their destiny or continue to be at the mercy of others. Expect there will be more contradictions and reversals atop reversals from leading authorities just as you can count on fall and winter weather, making outdoor dining less inviting for most of the country.
Notable journalists, like the NY Post’s Jennifer Gould and New Haven Register’s Mark Zaretsky, are taking the lead with insightful articles about the challenges ahead. They are sure to be followed by others. While these deadly accurate stories written by media professionals highlight hospitality’s problems, our weekly column is written by business people offering real, cost-effective solutions based on proven technologies and fundamentals. With each passing day, the hospitality industry is living through Yogi Berra’s immortal “It’s getting late early” more condensed than even real-time. Options and time will continue to slip away at accelerated rates unless you take the fullest control for your destiny.
Star Chef Albert DiMeglio, a partner in the world-famous South Williamsburg Brooklyn Barano, is not only taking control of his own business destiny, he is also doing it with the utmost care and conviction for community, workplace, guest and food safety. Rather than allowing events around him to be in control, instead of waiting for fickle authorities to provide guidance, Chef Al conducted his thorough research to make smart, proactive decisions utterly consistent with Barano’s well-established core values. Hear his own words, as well as other expert panelists, by watching this rebroadcast of the James Beard Foundation’s recent “Build Back Better: Practical Safety Solutions” webinar: register.gotowebinar.com/recording.
Just as Chef Al expresses a deep commitment to his community, partnering with the James Beard Open for Good campaign, the Day & Nite family of companies is equally committed to the hospitality community, the exceptional industry defining America as the world’s melting pot. You, too, can follow Chef Albert DiMeglio and Barano’s decisive leadership to deliver comprehensive, integrated, highly curated, and engineered safety and hygiene solutions for your establishment. By doing so, 10% of your Day & Nite Performance Solutions order will be donated in your name to the James Beard Open For Good philanthropy.
To learn more about how you can protect your business, community, and industry, email firstname.lastname@example.org.