Are you a restaurant worker who has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic?

What would you like people to know?

FILE - This Oct. 15, 2018, file photo shows Prosecco wine poured into a glass during a wine tasting at the Case Paolin farm in Volpago del Montello, Italy. Doctors are reporting that people infected with the pandemic virus may lose their sense of smell and perhaps taste. Virus infection is already a known cause of smell loss, and in some cases it can be permanent. But in cases of the pandemic virus, it looks more like a temporary effect. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
Tell us your story. –AP Photo/Luca Bruno

Chefs. Servers. Dishwashers. Sommeliers. Hosts. Bartenders.

Whether you work as a server at a fast casual restaurant or as an executive chef at a fine-dining hot spot, chances are you’ve been directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the statewide dine-in ban.

We’d like to hear your story. What are the biggest challenges you are facing both personally and professionally? What do you want people to know about what’s happening inside your restaurant — and your industry as a whole? Has your restaurant pivoted to takeout and delivery, and how has that been going?

Please send your stories to or in the form below, and they may be featured on


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