Customers deserve to dine out with confidence.

An alliance of hospitality, food industry suppliers, consumers and experts determined to keep the public safe.


✓ Standardized Food Safety Scoring

✓ Hospitality Staff Educational Programs

✓ Member Events, Tools and Resources

Hospitality, food industry suppliers and consumers face more challenges than ever before.
Where can they dine out with confidence?

Customers want to dine out with confidence. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic created economic hardship and increased complexity for the hospitality industry to keep its customers and employees safe. Past food safety models no longer fit today’s health concerns. Food safety guidelines and rating systems are inconsistent across jurisdictions, making it challenging to ensure consumer or industry confidence at a national level.

Together we can prevent food borne illness.

Dining Grades offers advice to the Hospitality Industry

Aligning Key Players

With a deep understanding of today’s food safety challenges, we are creating meaningful dialogue and practical solutions across the industry.
Using Dining Grades you can Dine out with Confidence

Developing Standards

Along with key partners we’ve created a nationally consistent food establishment food safety scoring system.

Earn a Dining Safety Alliance Certification and help the consumer dine out with confidence

Creating Better Solutions

Our courses address the foodborne illness risks in “Serving Food Safely” & “Delivering Food Safely” with an emphasis on COVID-19.

We are collaborating with educators and food safety experts working to improve public health.

“During my work as a board certified emergency department physician and department chief, a 22 year old man died from foodborne illness and it really impacted me. I decided we need to have a tool that helps people choose safe restaurants and helps restaurants improve – most are doing a good job but some are doing a poor job. Part of the problem is understanding causality and then focusing education. My team and I are members of, or have partnered, with these organizations to explore the issues.” – Dr. Harlan Stueven
UMN School of Public Health
National Network of Public Health Institutes
International Association of Food Protection
City of Milwaukee Department of Health
“I want to first thank you very much for your participation in the workgroup making improvements and advancements in the Milwaukee grading system. I truly appreciate your expertise and support.” – Claire Evers, Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Health
Delanceys Bar and Restaurant
“We now have the right training, processes, and oversight to keep our customers and staff safe. We have piece of mind we are doing the best we can for our customers.” – Oscar Vidals, Owner, Delancy’s
Eagle Protect
“As a sponsor of Dining Safety Alliance, we believe in the organization’s strategy and shared vision. We feel like we are supporting something important and of value to the community.” – Steve Ardagh, President, Eagle

How it Works

Hospitality: Claim Your Business

 Find your business in the directory, claim it, use DiningSafetyAlliance Premium Member only discount code and register for your confidential dashboard. You’ll get access to critical training for staff. And be able to monitor their course completion. 

Become a Dining Safety Alliance Sponsor

Food Industry Suppliers & Vendors

Get in front of our members who need your best-in-class products and services.

Food Safety Partnerships

Health Department Leaders: Join Our Efforts

Learn about our research projects and consultative services around evolving food safety best practices. We can guide standardizing inspection scoring and create useable grades.

Allies and Advocates can Dine out with Confidence

Allies and Advocates: Join Our Efforts

We welcome anyone passionate about food safety to join our efforts. We want you to dine out with confidence! Share your ideas, volunteer your time or support us with your tax deductible donations.

Harlan Stueven MD

We're fixing problems that matter so the consumer can dine out with confidence while ensuring the economic viability of our industry.

The hospitality industry is comprised of many stakeholders, each with its own perspective around ensuring health safety in food establishments. Yet mitigating food-related illnesses requires all parties – the food establishments, their suppliers, health departments, the consumer and the scientific community to operate as a unit that puts the public’s health above stakeholder needs. We call this the Dining Safety Alliance, which is grounded in a shared purpose and belief in dining health safety.

James Mateer
Gerald Stueven PhD

As cooler weather threatens, dining is moving indoors.

How can we make indoor dining air quality safer?

Our Community Forum and Industry Webinar will answer that question. 

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