To my fellow Hospitality Professionals,
Together we are facing an unprecedented time in our lives. The global Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is affecting our love ones, our families, our businesses, communities and our normal way of life. It is with great sincerity as founder and project director for the “Chefs Helping Chefs” International, I am reaching out to you our professional partners.
What are we doing as an organization?
First and foremost, our hearts go out to everyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery.
While we adhere to all Local, state, international regulations, and the WHO (World Health Organization), we are truly inspired by the selfless care from those on the front lines working to bring the best care to people in need. We continue to impress upon our professional partners, the need to remain vigilant during this time, adhering to all safety precautions and guidelines that are advised by the authorities. We have also advised our team members around the world to work with our professional partners in ensuring we support their cause in any way possible, through distance learning, reinforced training and our basic “ServSafe” principles and programs of the “Chefs Helping Chefs” international association.
What’s in planning at our organization?
Given the challenges we are facing in coming directly to your facilities, we are here planning our roster to be released immediately following the end of this pandemic. Our immediate focus will then be refresher training programs, skill base retraining and a special emphasis on HACCP (Hazard Analysis for Critical Control Points), together with all ServSafe standards.
The above areas will not be limited to Culinary, Pastry Arts, Baking, Bartending, Stewarding, Front Office, and Finance.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for scheduling opportunities. I understand that we don’t know when our opening will be. However, I recommend you contact me so we can stay in touch for you to get the dates that you desire.
Friends, from the bottom of my heart, I wish you all to stay safe and I look forward to seeing you again. My team and I stand ready to be deployed in short order.
“We are stronger together, and Tourism is our future.
Jeffrey Rotz, CEC®, WCEC, CCE®, AAC®
Chefs Helping Chefs, LLC