HR and Risk & Safety Expert Exchange

A gathering of professionals just like you.

There aren’t many of us: human resources & risk and safety professionals working in the restaurant industry —charged with attracting, retaining, and developing restaurant talent in a changing and challenging world. Whether you need guidance on hiring and workforce development, safety & sanitation, OSHA claims, cultural intelligence, or employment legal or insurance issues, this group is your window into what fellow restaurant industry leaders are doing and which strategies work best. 

The National Restaurant Association Community Platform, Restaurants Connect

We’ve upgraded our Listserv to a robust community platform, Restaurants Connect. This platform provides our members with an exclusive opportunity to engage, network, and connect with other restaurant operators – all through a seamless and intuitive interface.

The platform gives you the opportunity to:

  • Tailor your experience and join multiple discipline groups to receive critical resources and knowledge that will help solve your most pressing challenges.
  • Share your expertise, learn from your peers, expand on best practices, and improve your personal knowledge and business operations.
  • Continue important conversations before, during and after events.
  • Stay up to date on the latest Association news, events, discounts, and products that impact your bottom line.

To access the platform, email

*Note: this platform is open to National Restaurant Association Operator Members only.

Contact us

For questions regarding the HR & Risk and Safety Expert Exchange community, contact program manager Jaclyn Sanford.