Restaurants Help with Hurricane Katrina
Deborah Dowdell of the NJRA
The Guys welcome Deborah Dowdell of the New Jersey Restaurant Association to talk about the effects of Hurricane Katrina and how the restaurant industry is helping out. One in ten people in New Orleans worked in the restaurant business. A business, by the way, the Americans regard most highly in a recent poll. Eighty percent of all CEOs worked in the restaurant business at one time.
Helping with Katrina: If you can hire and relocate restaurant workers from the Gulf area affected by Katrina Restaurants can post job opening for free at www.starchefs.org.
Events you can participate in:
September 14th: Many area restaurants are donating 10% of their food sales to Katrina relief. If you are planning on dining out this week think about Wednesday. Stage Left is participating along with the following:
In New Brunswick: Stage Left, Clydz, Delta's, The Frog & The Peach, Martia's Cantina, Nova Terra, The Old Bay, Panico's, Tumulty's
In Princeton: Blue Point Grill, Ferry House, Main Street Bistro & Bar, Mediterra, Teresa Caffe and Triumph Brewing Company
In Bernadsville: Eccoqui
In Hopewell: Brothers Moon
In Lawrenceville: Lawrenceville Inn and Chambers Walk
On October 5th: On October 5, 2005, restaurants across the country will band together in a "Dine for America" day, a national fundraising effort to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and help those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Podcast Date: 10/10/2005