On a mission to advance Vermont’s hospitality industry.

Vermont Independent Restaurants (VTIR) is a coalition of Vermont restaurants and bars that emerged at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. As stewards of Vermont hospitality, VTIR is on a mission to safeguard and advance the industry. A working partner of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, VTIR is dedicated to building, connecting, and inspiring.


Doug Corman
Business Development Manager


Elevating the contributions of the hospitality industry to the Vermont economy through strategic communication and collaboration with legislators and state officials.


Creating a sense of community and fostering a collaborative environment where businesses can learn from and support one another.


Providing access to a wide range of impactful resources, helping Vermont restaurants and bars to succeed and thrive. VTIR is a community that fosters a collaborative environment where businesses can learn from and support one another. Click here to join and support. 

Industry Resources

Receive a monthly industry-specific newsletter with curated resources, tools, and important industry information. Browse selected archived Vermont Independent Restaurant newsletters and manage subscriptions.

Education & Training

The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams, and educational materials to food service managers. Employees can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification through online or in-person programming.

Marketing Opportunities

The Vermont Tourism Marketing Program is a collaborative effort with the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. This powerful partnership leverages the millions of dollars invested annually to maximize exposure.

Support Our Work

Membership support is essential to our efforts to advance Vermont’s restaurant and bar industry. Your Vermont Chamber membership includes membership with Vermont Independent Restaurants and the National Restaurant Association. This offers our members access to exclusive industry insights, data and support, and legal and public affairs insights.


Doug Corman
Business Development Manager

Membership rates may be adjusted on an annual basis to reflect increased operating costs.

$500 Annual Dues

$600 Annual Dues

$700 Annual Dues

$800 Annual Dues

VTIR Leadership

Sue Bette, Bluebird Hospitality | Cara Chigazola Tobin, Honey Road, The Grey Jay | Alex Crothers, Higher Ground | Jed Davis, The Farmhouse Group | Chris Karr, Karr Group | Mark Frier, The Reservoir, The Bench | Leslie McCrorey Wells, Pizzeria Verità, Trattoria Delia and Sotto Enoteca | Leo O’Reilly, O’Reilly & O’Reilly Business Services | Chiuho Sampson, A Single Pebble | Stuart Timmons, Farrell Distributing