August 12, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

What safety precautions will be in place for dining in-person at a restaurant?
Our community’s safety and well-being is our highest priority. All participating restaurants are practicing social distancing and implementing strict safety protocols such as mask-wearing and increased cleaning procedures in indoor and outdoor spaces.

Will my table be inside or outside?
Outdoor space is available, first come first serve, weather-permitting at the following participating restaurants:

I would like to place a takeout order. How will that work?
Placing a takeout order is a great way to participate! We will be posting takeout menus from participating restaurants closer to the event date. Please be sure to check back.

What does my contribution support?
A portion of all ticket proceeds will directly benefit participating restaurants in this time when it is most needed. The remaining proceeds will continue to support the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) Program and James Beard Foundation. This year’s program will take place in a safely distanced and expanded format, with a class of 25 women. With a curriculum addressing advanced business and finance concerns related to entrepreneurship, as well as provide gender-specific training and leadership development, this class of WEL Fellows will be powerful new leaders in a changed landscape.

What if I purchase a ticket and cannot attend?
Ticket sales are non-refundable. If you are not able to attend, please let us know so that we can release your table and/or seats back to the restaurant.

I would like to purchase a single ticket. How can I do that?
In order to adhere to all safety guidelines, tickets are sold only as set for each table.

I would like to host more than six people. Can I purchase multiple tables?
Under the current safety guidelines, tables are limited to six guests. If you would like to purchase more than one table, you are welcome to do that. Tables will need to remain separate and guests must remain in their seats for the duration of the meal.

What happens if DC imposes increased restrictions on in-person dining?
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 safety regulations and updates from the city. Should dining be restricted, you will be offered a gift certificate for future use at the restaurant.

I am not able to attend. How can I support?
Donations are appreciated. 100% of your donation will support the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (WEL). Visit our WEL page to make a donation.