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COVID pandemic, one year later

Tue, Mar 23, 2021 · 1:00 PM · CDT
About This Webinar

This webinar is sponsored by our partner California Milk Advisory Board.

Restaurant Business editors discuss the coronavirus pandemic one year later and its impact on the restaurant industry—both good and bad.

The pandemic has had a profound impact on the restaurant industry, one year after states first started closing down dining rooms to stem the spread of the virus. In this webinar, RB editors look back at the impact of the pandemic on the industry, both good and bad, from all angles. Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze leads a discussion with Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo and Senior Editors Pat Cobe, Heather Lalley and Joe Guszkowski on how the industry has changed. They will discuss how the pandemic has influenced technology, menu, the relationship with the government and the future of independent restaurants.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter Winsight
Winsight delivers connections and intelligence to four of the fastest-growing verticals—convenience retailing, grocery businesses, restaurants and noncommercial foodservice—through broad and cutting-edge platforms. No company is better positioned to meet the food industry’s needs than Winsight.
Webinar hosting presenter Peter Romeo
Editor At Large, Restaurant Business Online
Webinar hosting presenter Joe Guszkowski
Senior Editor, Restaurant Business
Webinar hosting presenter Jonathan D. Maze
Editor-in-Chief, Restaurant Business
Webinar hosting presenter Patricia Cobe
Senior Editor, Restaurant Business
Pat plans and executes the menu sections of Restaurant Business and FoodService Director, covering food and beverage trends, Menu R&D, profiles of chefs and restaurateurs and Technomic research. She also contributes to the digital content of both RB and FSD and is editor of two weekly e-newsletters, Recipe Report and On the Menu. Pat’s biweekly podcast, MenuFeed, covers a wide range of menu topics through interviews with chefs and operators.

Pat came to Winsight from Hearst, where she was an executive editor. She is the co-author of the Mompreneurs series of books as well as two cookbooks. She graduated from Cornell University and earned a Masters in Journalism from Boston University. She is active in several professional organizations, including Les Dames d’Escoffier and the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC), and serves as a judge for the James Beard Media Awards.
Webinar hosting presenter Heather Lalley
Senior Editor, Restaurant Business
Heather Lalley is an editor with Winsight's Foodservice Group, covering emerging restaurant concepts for Restaurant Business magazine and RB Online. She also works with Winsight's sister company Technomic to produce research-based reports on emerging restaurants and chains.

Heather spent nearly a decade as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Spokane, Wash. She is the author of "The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook," about chefs who work with area farmers. She holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the two-year baking and pastry program at Washburne Culinary Institute in Chicago.

She is the mother of two children and rarely passes up a chance to eat tater tots.
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Winsight webinar platform hosts COVID pandemic, one year later
Winsight delivers connections and intelligence to four of the fastest-growing verticals—convenience retailing, grocery businesses, restaurants and noncommercial foodservice—through broad and cutting-edge platforms. No company is better positioned to meet the food industry’s needs than Winsight.