2021 NCAEHA Industry Award:   Farmers Restaurant Group

Farmers Restaurant Group has been granted the Industry Award this year based on all the great things that they have been able to accomplish and contributed to promoting Health Safety and Sanitation throughout our seven restaurants.

One of the restaurants located in DC called “Founding Farmers DC”, received the Directors Award this past September of 2019 which is a food safety merit award of excellence. Another restaurant under Farmers Restaurant group, located in Fairfax county Virginia called “Founding Farmers Reston Station”, received the STAMP program award this January of 2020, which is an enrollment program aimed at assessing and promoting proactive food safety practices and recognizing food service establishments for their food safety management systems. As well as our Executive Chef Jonathan Capo, who was awarded the active managerial control award.

Throughout the seven restaurants, we conduct monthly food safety and sanitation inspections, we do yearly manager food safety testing for all of the managers under Prometric. We have implemented written policies, and do constant trainings in both English and Spanish for all of our team members in order to ensure that we are in compliance with out state and local guidelines, as well as the current Food code.

Since mid-March Farmers Restaurant Group, has also been a pioneer in the industry these past few months of the covid-19 crisis in these challenging times. We have adapted our operations and offerings, connected with new and existing partners, and continued to look for new ways to serve and uplift our friends and neighbors by:

• Delivering over 3,800 meals to local area hospitals and first responders through partnerships with Feed the Fight, as well as individual donations.

• Delivering over 300 meals to housebound elders and those in need across DC and Northern Virginia through our partnership with Last Call for Food.

• Providing almost 2,000 individually packaged and freshly prepared meals per week to DC’s most vulnerable residents through our partnership with World Central Kitchen.

• Using flour donated through our North Dakota farmers and former Senator Heidi Heitkamp to make and donate 200 loaves of bread to DC Central Kitchen.

• Supplying over 1,200 gallons of our Founding Spirits Hand Sanitizer to hospitals, first responders, healthcare workers, and others across our communities.

• Offering 50% off our restaurant To Go menus for first responders.

• Opening a Market & Grocery in 6 of their 7 restaurants with contact-free curbside pick-up and delivery.

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