Staff is everything. Without an army of cooks and a strong service team, dining out would not be such a huge part of peoples' lives. We've always recognized this and have always treated our staff well, have paid above average, and have made sure they are taken care of. We are a tiny operation in the vast ocean of our industry. Some estimate that hospitality jobs make up an entire third of all jobs in America. And right now they are hurting. This is why we are starting a program to help displaced restaurant industry staff get fed. We have seen some people start gofundme's to try and feed their own staff. Or even gofundme's to try and keep their businesses open. That's not the approach we are taking. We want to be able to feed people from any and all Denver area restaurants, not just ours. We are opening up orders for "displaced restaurant staff meals" each at $10. These meals will be pre-cooked, heat-and-serve meals. In order to maintain transparency, we will ask for public payment through venmo only. We will also post a weekly total of meals purchased, and a total of meals picked up. We will give the first name and restaurant of the displaced employees who have recieved meals and encourage them to post or share a story with us tagged in order for people to see that the money is being used for meals. Any amount of meals not picked up by the end of the week will roll-over to the next. I will personally be volunteering my time to do this. I am fortunate enough to still have full-time employment elsewhere during this pandemic. We will be setting up an email specifically for this but for now if you find it in your heart and you have the means to purchase a meal for someone in need, just email email@example.com with "displaced staff meal" in the subject and let us know how many meals you would like to purchase we will get that process rolling. Thank you.
We're taking orders for heat-and-serve meals! Both in single servings and family size! Our pick-up location is our commercial commissary kitchen, or we can deliver for a small fee. This is a great way to both support a small business and take the stress of cooking yet another dinner off of your shoulders 🙂 This week we are doing two pick-up rounds- one for Thursday between 4:30pm and 5:30pm and one for Sunday between 11:30am and 12:30pm. For Thursday pick-up please place your order by Thursday at 8:00am. For Sunday pickup please place your order by Friday at 10:00pm. To place your order simply email it to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will email you your total and you will have the option to pay over venmo or square. No cash or swipe transactions will be accepted. If you know anyone who would be interested please let them know. If we see significant interest in this program we will keep it running. Thank you and stay safe and healthy!
photo credit: Louis Fehlig