To our Refectory Family and Friends,
This is an unprecedented time in our history. We truly desire to reopen in the future, but this catastrophe is not covered by business insurance. Our first concern is the welfare of our loyal associates when we have so little income. Our own financial resources are decidedly limited.
We now offer a limited take-out menu for our guests and greatly appreciate your continued support!
We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we have already received, including one guest who generously made a $1,000 donation towards helping our business! This and other incredible gestures are the seeds for our current plans.
Beginning next week, in some aspects, we will be operating similar to a “non-profit.” With your help, for as long as feasible The Refectory will prepare simple meals which will be given away without cost to those in need. The thousands of restaurant workers throughout the city who are now without work will be our first outreach group.
Your ongoing support has kept us able to serve the community for over 44 years, and only your continued support will make this current plan and indeed our survival possible.
You will have our heartfelt gratitude for all donations (these are not tax deductible).
A donation of $500 or more will display your name on our “Wall of Fame,” with your permission.
Years from now, we can all look back and say, “Yes, together we made a difference in our community!”
There are two ways to give:
1- This GoFundMe Campaign
2 - Send us a check directly to
The Refectory, 1092 Bethel Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43220 or call 614-451-9774 with a Credit Card.
Although our future as a business is uncertain, one thing is certain: in humility of spirit we have served our guests, the hospitality industry and our community for many decades. The principles of service and community have always been the light to our path. We greatly value and appreciate the friendship of our community and very much hope to see you again soon at the Refectory!
Until then…we still have a limited take-out menu for our guests!
As a community and as a nation, this could be a time for us to shine as never before…
With Much Gratitude,
Please continue to check our website for updates; www.refectory.com also, don’t hesitate to call The Refectory at 614-451-9774
- Karen Winstead
- Karen Winstead
- David Hawkins