Jeremy King, one half of restaurant empire Corbin & King, which operates The Wolseley, Brasserie Zédel, The Delaunay and Colbert among others, has launched an emergency initiative to help the business and its staff survive Covid-19 uncertainty that threatens the industry.
King appeals to customers to purchase dining vouchers or credit in advance – with 50 per cent going directly to staff, who are currently living on severely reduced earnings – particularly after the ruling that tronc payments – staff tips – will not be taken into consideration under the government’s job retention scheme. Given that for many service staff, tronc payments make up a large part of their earnings, this is a significant blow to the industry and its valued workers.
Watch Jeremy’s video below, which explains more about the strange circumstances restaurants including the iconic Corbin & King stable find themselves in, and how you can help keep these dining institutions alive.
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