US chef David Kinch is doing his bit to support restaurant workers hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic by donating 100% of the rental fee for his new docu-film to a relief organisation.
The chef from three Michelin starred Manresa in California has released "A Chef's Voyage" on SOMM TV video-on-demand, with 100% of the $4.99 rental fee going to LEE Initiative’s Restaurant Workers Relief Program. An organisation supplying laid-off restaurant workers with meals, provisions, and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whilst raising money for a good cause, the film will also allow for some much needed feel good escapism for those currently under lockdown, dreaming of a return to restaurant and travel.
The film follows Chef David Kinch and his team as they leave their Los Gatos headquarters and travel overseas to France to cook collaborative "four hands" dinners with some legendary French chefs at their iconic Michelin-starred restaurants including: Le Taillevent, L’Oustau de Baumanière and Le Petit Nice.
A Chef’s Voyage is available now until May 2nd on Somm TV. 100% of rental proceeds will be donated to The LEE Initiative’s Restaurant Workers Relief Program. Watch the film for a rental donation here.
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