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Coronavirus Inspiring Initiatives

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From Gastronomy to Community: How the Pandemic Changed Chefs' Lives and Work
The worst days of the pandemic might be behind us, but its effects are still felt. For some chefs and restaurateurs, it was an opportunity to reinvent themselves. Read on.
Kitchen Help: The Chef Initiatives Boosting Staff Welfare
As the staffing crisis continues to hit restaurants, a number of chef-led initiatives are aiming to address some of the problems that may have caused it. Here's a round-up of some of the schemes set up to make a difference.
S.Pellegrino's 'Destination Dining' Series is Back
S.Pellegrino's 'Destination Dining' Restaurant Swap Returns
The second edition of the multi-city culinary exchange includes US and Latin American restaurants swapping their iconic dishes to bring to local diners. See what's on.
Sting Launches Foundation in Aid of Italian Restaurants
Sting has launched a non-profit, the Every Breath Foundation, which will support bars, restaurants and cafes in Italy, which are struggling to remain open due to the pandemic.
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Meet Ora’s Newest Staff Member: A Portable Bioreactor
Finnish chef and restaurateur Sasu Laukkonen is using bio-tech to purify his restaurant's air and detect Covid-19. Is this the future of restaurants? Find out more.
The Dorchester
England Set for a Spring of Al Fresco Pop-Ups
As England gets ready to reopen its restaurants on 12 April for outdoor dining after the lockdowns, restaurateurs and bar owners respond to the new legislation with some exciting pop-ups and creative al fresco dining solutions. Find out more.
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Catch Me Outside App Lists UK Outdoor Venues
Catch Me Outside is an app for listing outdoor venues in the UK ahead of the country's scheduled reopening of bars and restaurants on 12 April.
Eleven Madison Truck
Eleven Madison Park Launches Food Truck to Feed New Yorkers in Need
Daniel Humm continues his community work in partnership with Rethink Food, distributing community meals-on-wheels to those who need them most.
Ana Ros
Ana Roš Launches New Hiša Franko Recipe Booklet
The two-Michelin-starred Slovenian chef has released a new downloadable cookbook collating over 50 of her staff's recipes written during lockdown: 'A Scrapbook of Faces, Cultures, Memories.'
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Noma to Honour Pandemic Heroes. Nominate Yours.
Rene Redzepi and his team at Noma want to honour pandemic heroes with a meal at the Copenhagen restaurant. Find out how to nominate your pandemic hero.