Episode 29

Edward Lee - Restaurant Workers Relief Program


March 27th, 2020

11 mins 39 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

This week, a replay of our conversation with Chef Edward Lee, recorded back in 2018.

Chef Lee is helping to lead the way in bringing restaurant workers relief with his Restaurant Workers Relief Program through The Lee Initiative. Due to the closure of restaurant and worker across America, thousands of restaurant workers have an urgent need for assistance, and they need our help now more than ever.

In partnership with @makersmark, Chef Lee is transforming restaurants across the country into relief centers for any restaurant worker who has been laid off or has had a significant reduction in hours and/or pay. The Lee Initiative, in conjunction with local chefs in every majorly affected community across the country, is offering help for those in need of food and supplies, and each night, they’re packing hundreds of to-go meals that people can come to pick up and take home.

Restauranterus like Nancy Silverton in Los Angeles, Jose Salazar in Cininnati, and Lee’s Succotash team in D.C and 610 Magnolia team in Louisville, along with many others across the country are doing so much good right now, so we at BGS want to do what we can to spread the word and shine a spotlight on this important relief work.

For more information and to donate, visit leeinitiative.org, and in the meantime, while we’re all trapped indoors, continue to support your local community by ordering takeout and pickup.