Community / February 11, 2021

How D.C.-Maryland Restaurants are Adapting to COVID

Restaurateurs and Food Columnist Tim Carman to Discuss Strategies for Survival in a Maryland Smith-Hosted Webinar

As restaurants have been particularly challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has organized an online panel discussion with restaurateurs who will discuss how they have survived thus far and what others might learn from those experiences.

The free event, “Strategies for Survival: How Local Restaurants are Adapting in the Face of COVID,” is 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Tim Carman, a James Beard Award-winning food writer and columnist for The Washington Post, and Maryland Smith Clinical Professor of Marketing Judy Frels will moderate the event. Carman’s work has appeared in numerous editions of the “Best Food Writing” collection, and he also has written for Imbibe magazine, American Scholar, Food Network magazine and other publications.

They’ll be joined by these panelists:

Working in the trenches day in and day out, they will share their stories about adjusting to the ever-changing state and county safety measures as well as other survival tactics they've put to use such as ghost kitchens, retailing, take-out and supporting front-line workers.

The webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in a question-and-answer session with the panel and moderators.

The event is part of Maryland Business: Rebooted, a series launched by the business school in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series offers regional residents and business owners a free educational program delivered by Maryland Smith faculty experts. The sessions provide information on the latest business trends and strategies and is designed to sharpen key business skills. Sessions from previous installments are on-demand, accessible via the Maryland Business: Rebooted homepage.

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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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