Food Service Direct partners with National Today to create National Hospitality Worker Appreciation Day on February 23

National Hospitality Worker Appreciation Day

Food Service Direct and National Today have teamed up to create a day just for hospitality workers – National Hospitality Worker Appreciation Day (February 23)

USA, Feb. 22, 2022 / — Nearly 15 million Americans work in the hospitality industry in the United States, and 42% say lack of recognition is one of the greatest barriers to career advancement. To change that, Food Service Direct and National Today have teamed up to create a day just for them – National Hospitality Worker Appreciation Day on February 23. What a perfect way to celebrate!

What exactly is a hospitality worker? These are all the people who work in your favorite hotels, restaurants, bars, theme parks, tourist attractions, etc. Thanks to erratic schedules, long hours, and a lack of appreciation, the hospitality industry notoriously has one of the highest turnover rates compared to other industries. So how do we show our hospitality employees how much they mean to us on our travels, foodie outings and adventures?, the online leader in bulk produce and food distribution, and National Today share some tips:

>> Express your gratitude. It’s amazing how something as simple as a verbal “thank you” or a thank you note can lift your spirits.

>> Professional development and well-being. Today, employees are always looking for enrichment to advance their careers or improve their lives. Provide educational opportunities and/or access to wellness centers.

>> Fill the break room with treats. Who doesn’t love a good treat during break time? Sites like Food Service Direct are great for buying your employees’ favorite foods in bulk so they can enjoy regular refreshments.

>> Offer a paid day off. Many hospitality workers report feeling overworked. Offer them extra paid time off of their choice to say thank you.

>> Organize an After Hours event. Teamwork makes the dream work, and building relationships within your team can cultivate a strong company culture. Host an after-hours happy hour or dinner party with your team, allowing them to enjoy a cocktail while getting to know each other.

>> Add fun. Whether it’s an amusement park scavenger hunt or a team building retreat, there are many fun ways to thank our hospitality employees and keep them excited for the day. continued.

February 23rd is just the beginning of the appreciation for our hospitality workers! As one of the largest industries in the world, employing millions of people around the world, take a moment to cultivate a thriving culture within this service industry.

To learn more about National Hospitality Workers Appreciation Day, visit

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