ICYMI: Palm Beach Restaurants and Hotels Achieve Top Sanitation and Safety Award from the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

TALLAHASSEE – Several local Palm Beach hospitality establishments have achieved the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Seal of Commitment, demonstrating their dedication to enhanced safety and sanitation practices. The FRLA Seal of Commitment is a promise to guests that their safety is a priority and is designed to improve confidence to return to hotels and restaurants in a post COVID-19 environment. It is a commitment that a restaurant or hotel meets safety and sanitation standards as designated by FRLA and that staff are well-trained.

Since the launch of the program, over 100 establishments have achieved the Seal, with dozens more in progress, representing the statewide commitment of the hospitality industry to the health and safety of employees and guests. Awarded establishments have invested considerable resources to prioritize the safety and health of the staff, guests, and establishment.

Of the first group of Seal of Commitment Designees, the following achievers are in the Palm Beach, Florida Area:

“Employee and guest safety is paramount for Florida’s hospitality industry,” said Carol Dover, FRLA President and CEO. “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, our hotels and restaurants adhered to strict sanitation, food safety, and training guidelines. With the Seal of Commitment program, we have built on the foundation of those excellent standards to do even more to ensure cleanliness and safety and help build consumer confidence. Establishments can display their awarded Seal as a promise to guests of their strict adherence to these rigorous standards.”

“We were the first restaurant in Palm Beach County to receive the Seal of Commitment. We wanted to set the bar high because it is important to us that our guests and staff feel safe and protected,” said Ralph Lewis, CEO of Okeechobee Steak House. “We have been a member of FRLA since 1951. It is important for us to do the right thing. Operators who get the Seal of Commitment indicate they are willing to go above and beyond for safety and sanitation.”

“When FRLA presented the Seal of Commitment, our team was excited to add this to our tool chest in order to build consumer confidence,” said Roger Amidon, General Manager of the Marriott Singer Island Resort. “This program allows restaurants and hotels to exhibit their strong commitment to safety and sanitation. I am pleased to be a part of the initiative and my team will uphold the standards set forth in the class.”

“We’ve always taken extra steps with safety and sanitation, but the Seal of Commitment gives our members an even higher level of confidence,” Said Ron Passaggio General Manager of Palm Beach Country Club.

Awarded establishments have completed rigorous safety and sanitation training. In a post COVID-19 atmosphere, when guests see an FRLA Seal of Commitment sticker on an establishment’s door, they can be confident that the business is committed to sanitation excellence and protecting employees and guests.

Visit https://frla.org/sealofcommitment/ to learn how to achieve the FRLA Seal of Commitment.