Reopening and Safely Hosting Private Events

It is our mission to open and operate in compliance with government mandates.


BEST is comprised of Event Industry Professionals representing all aspects of events from an operational standpoint. Our members include Owners, General Managers, Directors of Food & Beverage, Catering, and Housekeeping along with Executive Chefs and Stewards from the top venues and hotels in New York State.  We have also consulted our valued Creative Partners including, but not limited to, those in the fields of audio visual and technology services, catering, design & décor, entertainment, event planning, parking, rentals, photography, and videography. Additionally, we have employed Professional Health Consultants to approve

all procedures and protocols and denoted in red text all mandatory guidelines from the

State of New York.


It is available to any venue that wishes to use it as a guide. All venues participating in

BEST are committed to the procedures and protocols below. It is a living document and

will change according to relevant guidelines.

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Disclaimer: The Banquet Event Strategic Taskforce is a voluntary committee whose recommendations are intended to complement existing federal, state, and local guidance or regulations concerning cleaning and sanitation, personal hygiene, social distancing, and health monitoring. It is meant to be used in conjunction with the FDA Food Code requirements and all guidance the CDC, FDA, and state and local health officials may require as states or local jurisdictions begin to re-open their economies. The Banquet Event Strategic Taskforce does not constitute medical or legal advice and makes no claims that following this guidance will prevent the transmission of COVID-19 or any other infectious disease.