The COVID-19 pandemic hit the food industry hard, affecting every aspect of food services from restaurant owners and workers to caterers, food banks, hotels, and schools. We invite you to a conversation with two New York City restaurant owner-chefs who helped not only their own staff but the national restaurant industry navigate the pandemic—Amanda Cohen, of Dirt Candy, and Russell Jackson, of Reverence. They are joined by Jonathan Tisch, CEO of Loews Hotels and part of The Coalition for NYC Hospitality & Tourism Recovery. Together, they will share their insights on what is required and how long it might take for the city’s pre-pandemic vibrancy to return for all—and what a restarted hospitality industry will look like. The program will be moderated by Corby Kummer, who heads the Aspen Institute’s Food & Society Program which recently published its “Safety First” report, comprehensive guidelines to protect restaurant workers and diners as restaurants, hotels and schools re-open.