The Caterer takes the Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. The epidemic and it's consequences including the steps taken to combat the virus has a serious impact on the hospitality sector. We try to collect all information and do what The Caterer does the best: provide guidance and shine light on ways how we can survive and emerge stronger at the end.
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Up to 800 jobs at risk at Nisbets as equipment supplier streamlines for post-Covid market
Up to 800 jobs are at risk after catering equipment supplier Nisbets announced it would commence a restructuring process as it looks to reduce costs following the Covid-19 pandemic. "
Best Western GB adopts independent gold standard for safety and cleanliness
Best Western GB has partnered with Quality in Tourism (QT) to adopt a new gold standard for anti-Covid-19 across all its 297 hotels by the start of July, which it says will make them "the safest hotels in Great Britain"[...]
Liverpool grants £450,000 outdoor spaces fund to aid recovery of hospitality businesses
The mayor of Liverpool has announced plans to create more European-style covered outdoor seating areas in the city to help businesses make up for the internal space they will lose as a result of social distancing restrictions.
Minute on the clock: Rik Campbell, Kricket
The co-founder of London’s Kricket group of restaurants, tells Katherine Price how reopening will depend on both government restrictions and consumer confidence and why he’s not yet assuming 2020 is a ‘lost year’."
Will furlough put paid to the tronc?
With the coronavirus furlough scheme leaving some waiting staff out of pocket, is it time to scrap the tipping system and adopt the simple strategy of full pay?
Industry had contracted before the Covid-19 lockdown
Restaurant numbers had already fallen by 2.4% year-on-year at the end of March, the CGA AlixPartners Market Recovery Monitor has shown.