It's definitely a strange time in our community.
A time where many of us have gone from knowing our neighbourhood barista, visiting our favourite restaurants on nice weekends to complete food and service isolation. A lot of businesses are really taking a hit during COVID, the food industry being one of the biggest contenders.
As we've seen in every email, every post and news report these are most certainly "unprecedented times" and with the government offering CERB and other financial help to keep these businesses open. The worry of closure is still in the back of many owner, operators and service employed workers minds.
We were joined by blog writer, server and aspiring chef Wallis McMillin. With over six years working in the food industry, in the busy and bustling cities of Vancouver and Toronto. Wallis has always been passionate about the food industry community and was kind enough to connect with us over skype and offered us some helpful tips on how we can help.
-Support your Local Grocer: Many Local markets are still open and running, bringing home some goods from these local gems go farther than just supporting small businesses-your supporting locally grown and sourced products.
-Before you call in to order from Doordash, Skip or Foodora to your favourite restaurant: Check their website, a lot of of your favourite places are offering delivery services which give all proceeds to the front of house.
-If your restaurant doesn't offer delivery: Many take out food services offer a donation section for servers and staff to support the team.
These are definitely "unprecedented times" so remember to support if you can. Eat well, and stay safe.
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Wallis works in the hospitality industry in Vancouver, BC. She’s an aspiring cook and writer, and can be found at the local farmers markets, behind the counter at DiBeppe Ristorante, at the boxing gym or whipping up something for dinner at home.
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