From the Heart of Executive Director Shaun Jeffrey – from October LocalFare Newsletter

Dear members, Adversity is defined as a state or instance of continued difficulty or misfortune. As we enter month eight of Covid-19m our members’ resiliency continues to be tested with consistent restrictions on the way we have operated our businesses in the past and questions on your viability for the future. I hear daily from […]

#saveMBrestaurants

Our industry needs help now. Please join us in sharing your story on social media as a member, industry professional – whether you are an owner, operator, or employee affected by these restrictions – or passionate foodie who is watching the devastation of our industry. Use the hashtag #saveMBrestaurants and tag government (for example, @BrianPallister) and anyone else […]

IN THE MEDIA: Your MRFA Team, Board & Members In The News

We’re always working hard on behalf of our members and the industry to spread the word on what’s going on in Manitoba restaurants. Check out the links below to learn more (this page will be updated regularly). MRFA in the media: Global News: COVID-19 pandemic means bleak times for Manitoba restaurants, according to new survey […]

Letter from Shaun Jeffrey, Executive Director, In September Newsletter

Dear Members,   The COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely challenging time for all Manitobans. Sadly, too many operations have succumbed to Covid-19 restrictions and our hearts go out to these operators that have poured so much of their life into their businesses.   The devastating impact of this virus required the unprecedented, but I […]

LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHAUN JEFFREY IN AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Dear members,   We are aware that the progression of the COVID-19 virus is currently raising many questions and ever growing concerns on the viability of our industry in the future. Your MRFA team is taking this situation very seriously, closely monitoring industry trends to assist in a long term industry survival plan. First and […]

LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHAUN JEFFREY IN JUNE NEWSLETTER

Dear members and non-member food service industry professionals,   So many of you during this tough time have asked me to elaborate on what a new normal will look like and how will we survive. The answer is… well, there is no answer.   These are unprecedented times and the future is unclear, especially when […]

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO EFFECT CHANGE TO MANITOBA’S PHASE THREE DRAFT PLAN

Message from The Executive Director Shaun Jeffrey   Dear Members: We Need Your Help to Support the Restaurant Industry   At this time, I feel it is imperative to reach out to our membership about the current draft of Manitoba’s Phase Three in the Roadmap for Recovery guidelines for restaurants and lounges. I know this […]

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN MAY NEWSLETTER

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in its scale and the challenges it presents. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have fallen ill and the families of all those affected, as well as with the health and essential workers battling this pandemic. I’m often asked: what is the MRFA’s top priority during this time? […]

LETTER FROM SHAUN JEFFREY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, IN THE APRIL NEWSLETTER

Dear MRFA members, non-members and food service industry professionals, I am writing, not to add yet another COVID-19 update to your inbox, but to address several points regarding the implications of the pandemic on the restaurant profession. I would like to reassure you that we understand the profound effects it has had – and will continue […]

MRFA Proud to see Industry’s Community Efforts

Hi to all readers; restaurant operators, food distributors, bartenders, chefs, and all purveyors of keeping people fed and watered, directly or indirectly, and last but not least, restaurant patrons and the foodies who keep our industry alive and well versed. In light of this time of uncertainty, it’s important to focus our efforts on what […]