OpenTable’s In it Together with Chief Operating Officer Andrea Johnston is a weekly webinar series where she discusses the state of the industry with leaders in hospitality. It’s a place to create community and seek advice during these uncertain times. You can learn more about our COVID Preparedness Center and Open Door Pricing Plan here.

Email us at inittogether@opentable.com if you have questions or discussion topics that you’d like to see in future webinars.

Register for future webinars in the series here

May 27, 2020: Andrea sits down with Elizabeth Blau, renowned Las Vegas-based restaurateur, and Becca Parrish, public relations expert and founder of Becca PR. Together they will dive into the importance of communications in crisis and how best to curate and adjust your approach to messaging, marketing, and PR.

Each webinar is in support of an industry-adjacent charitable organization or company in need of support—this week we are donating to Delivering with Dignity.

May 20, 2020: Andrea is in conversation with BOKA Restaurant Group Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Kevin Boehm, and Chef & Restaurateur Naomi Pomeroy. Together they discuss leadership in a time of crisis and how the Independent Restaurant Coalition is gaining momentum.

Each webinar is in support of an industry-adjacent charitable organization or company in need of support—this week we are donating to James Beard Foundation Open For Good campaign to help save independent restaurants.

May 13, 2020: Andrea is in conversation with James Beard Foundation CEO, Clare Reichenbach, and Chef Kwame Onwuachi, a renowned writer and owner of Kith | Kin in Washington, DC. Together they address the foundation’s efforts and how it’s navigating industry advocacy, fundraising, relief funds, and more on behalf of restaurants during this trying time.

Each webinar is in support of an industry-adjacent charitable organization or company in need of support—this week we are donating to James Beard Foundation Open For Good campaign to help save independent restaurants.

May 6, 2020: Andrea connects with chefs Edward Lee and Jessica Koslow to share how they’re feeding and caring for hospitality workers in this trying time.

Each webinar is in support of an industry-adjacent charitable organization or company in need of support—this week we are donating to The LEE Initiative.

April 29, 2020: Andrea spoke with Dan Simons, co-owner of Founding Farmers Restaurant Group, and his accountant Brad Mendelson about how they reevaluated their P&L when COVID-19 first hit.

Each webinar is in support of an industry-adjacent charitable organization or company in need of support—this week we are donating to Martha’s Table.

April 22, 2020: Andrea sits down with restaurateur Bill Chait, Tartine Group of Los Angeles,  and Chef/Owner Renee Erickson, Sea Creatures Concepts of Seattle, to provide helpful insight into how to run your new COVID business model.

Each webinar is in support of an industry-adjacent charitable organization or company in need of support—this week we are donating to the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.

 

April 15, 2020: See Andrea in conversation with hospitality heavyweights entrepreneur Anthony Rudolf and NYC restaurateur Will Guidara to learn how they stay inspired in today’s climate.

Each webinar is in support of an industry-adjacent charitable organization or company in need of support—this week we are donating to Rethink Food NYC.