It’s time we help serve those who have always been there to serve us.

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) has launched a statewide effort to support the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, a campaign to help restaurant workers hit hard financially by the COVID-19 crisis. NYCWFF has partnered with the NRAEF to raise funds specifically for restaurant workers throughout the state of New York.

“Over 8 million restaurant workers have been laid off or furloughed nationwide due to the COVID-19 crisis, and many of those employees are right here in New York.”

— Rob Gifford
President of the NRAEF

NYCWFF Restaurant Relief Fund Chairperson

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“This pandemic has devastated our industry. Efforts like this are critical lifelines for those hard-working individuals who need immediate financial relief to meet their basic needs. We need the public now more than ever if we are going to recover and be able to serve our community once again.”
Alex Guarnaschelli

Executive Chef of NYC’s iconic restaurant Butter, Food Network host and “Iron Chef”

Want to Help?

Your financial support can make a direct and invaluable impact on the lives of restaurant workers in New York state.

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Apply for Aid

If you have been impacted by the loss of work in restaurants, please visit the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund website to learn more.

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Join your favorite celebrity chefs, personalities and mixologists in their kitchens at NYCWFF at Home presented by Bank of America!

Stay tuned for more details on the Festival’s new virtual, live cooking series raising money for the NYCWFF Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, including the first episode with David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Donations

Where does my donation go?

When you contribute to the NYCWFF Restaurant Employee Relief fund, your tax-deductible donation will support the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s (NRAEF) Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, a campaign to help restaurant workers hit hard financially by the COVID-19 crisis. Your donation will be collected with similar contributions and applied directly to restaurant workers in New York state facing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. 100% of the Fund’s proceeds will be applied to providing grants to restaurant workers demonstrating financial impact from COVID-19.

Will my donation be tax deductible?

Yes, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the NRAEF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The NRAEF tax identification number is 36-6103388.

Can I wire a donation? If so, what are the wiring instructions?

Yes, we are accepting donations through ACH. For ACH payments, please contact us directly at info@nycwff.org.

I would like to speak with someone regarding my donation. Whom should I contact?

For all donation-related inquiries, please email us at info@NYCWFF.ORG and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

I would like to participate in a Shop and Support Program. Who should I contact?

For organizational and/or sponsor-related donations or questions, please email JEisenNathan@nycwff.org.

Applications

I would like to apply for a grant. Where can I find more information?

If you have been impacted by the loss of work in restaurants as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, please visit the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund site to learn more.

Where can I find additional sources of aid for restaurant workers?

Please see this “Hospitality Relief Dashboard” (https://www.barmagic.com/relief) for a portal of many links to help and support for the culinary, foodservice and hospitality industries.

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