What do you love about hospitality? Culture? People? Food? Coffee? Wine? Connection?
The list can go on about what hospitality brings to our communities. So right now, what are you doing to support the industry? Times are tough for everyone at the moment, especially those in the hospitality industry and we want to show our support.
Foodie Coaches is carrying out a campaign to raise awareness for venue owners and encourage support for the industry - help your community by eating local, whether dining in or ordering takeaway.
In partnership, each week AGFG will highlight local venues for you to show your loyalty to:
Jayde Ashworth owns and operates Syd & Phyllis café and restaurant on Foundry Road in Midland, WA:
Visit Syd & Phyllis café in Midland, WA and show your support.
"I started this venue because I wanted to create something different. We are liquor licensed, dog-friendly and only support WA growers, farmers and roasters,” she says. "I always wanted a space where people could meet, drink great coffee and eat fresh locally sourced food.
"Your support right now would mean more than you know and we would love the honour of cooking for you and your family.”
Fabian and Halie Folghera started The Banksia Tree Café on St Vincent Street in Port Adelaide to provide for their family, while being able to display and abide by the values they believe in and an industry they love.
Fabian and Halie started The Banksia Tree to provide for their family.
"Our favourite part about running this venue every day is the incredible people we get to meet and the sense of pride that gives us, creating something that doesn’t just meet our moral standards, but provides a platform for our staff to showcase their skills,” they say.
"Due to COVID restrictions, we have had to cancel events, we have lost bookings and seen a huge decrease in trade. We have had to reduce hours for staff and are unable to cater for a number of private events that had been planned.”
Sisters Elena and Michelle come from a family of restaurateurs and set up Lipari Pizza Bar on Gladesville Road in Hunters Hill in 2013, carrying on more than 30 years of family tradition.
Elena and Michelle bring people together through food at Lipari Pizza Bar.
"We have always loved hosting and bringing people together – you can’t expect less growing up in a big Italian family,” they explain. "Our favourite part about running this venue every day is seeing the smiling faces of the locals, hearing the compliments on the dishes we put so much love into and working with such a great team of people.
"During COVID, we have lost more than $15,000 a week, forcing us to reduce staff hours and worry about how we pay our rent, mortgages and bills. Your support right now would mean more than you know and we would love the honour of cooking for you and your family.”