Restaurant Industry Hurricane Relief
New Orleans is considered by many to be one
of the most important food and beverage capitals.
The Cresent City houses approximately 10,700 foodservice
establishments and employs roughly 200,000 hospitality
workers who are now without jobs and housing for
the foreseeable future. In an effort to help victims
of Hurricane Katrina we are asking the hospitality
community to reach out and hire – and provide
relocation assistance - to as many of these displaced
individuals throughout the southeast as possible.
We are posting a special “Help New Orleans’
Culinary Community” section on our homepage
and in our newsletters and would like to include
all employers who participate on our site that
would like to help.
POST A JOB
If you have positions to fill and can hire and
relocate a displaced New Orleans foodservice worker,
please choose one of the following options:
If you have a jobfinder account
- please log in and post a job or select a previously
posted job and check the box designating this
job to be filled by displaced New Orleans foodservice
If you don't have a jobfinder account,
please register for FREE.
Any job for which you are willing to hire and
relocate a displaced New Orleans foodservice worker
is free. If you want this position to be available
to jobseekers outside Hurricane victims, normal
posting fees apply. Click
TO VIEW JOBS
To view all available jobs providing relocation
assistance for displaced New Orleans foodservice
- "Save New Orleans
Cocktail Hour!" to Help Hurrican Katrina
The Museum of the American Cocktail and Southern
Comfort's Tales of the Cocktail are asking bar
and restaurant owners across the country to shake
New Orleans' classic cocktails on Monday, September
12, 2005, from 5-7pm, to directly benefit New
Orleans' displaced food and beverage industry
workers. Signature New Orleans cocktails such
as The Sazerac, Pimm's Cup, Comfort Julep, French
75, and Brandy Milk Punch will be offered for
$10 per drink, and 100% of the profit will be
donated to a tax-deductible relief fund established
by the Museum of the American Cocktail. For more
informaton and a link to participating bars and
restaurants, go to
Join Share Our Strength and OpenTable.com in their
effort to provide hunger relief to those in need
as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
On Tuesday, September
27th, restaurants around the country
will donate a portion of their dinner sales
our Strength's Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
Restaurants: If you are a restaurateur
who wishes to join the national promotion, click
here to sign up.
DINE FOR AMERICA (October 5, 2005)
A Benefit for the American Red Cross Disaster
Relief Fund organized by the National Restaurant
Association. Proceeds from dinners in restaurants
across the country will go to hurricane relief.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 28, 2005):
Love, Dinner & Relief, An Evening
to Support Hurricane Katrina Relief
The Teatro ZinZanni "spiegeltent",
Pier 29 on the Embarcadero (at Lombard)
What: A Two-Tiered Event
Orleans Happy Hour"
56 Featuring the fabulous Zydeco Flames
56 No-Host bar featuring Mint Juleps, Sazeracs,
Dixie & Abita Beers
56 Great oyster surprises and passed hors d’oevres
7pm Teatro ZinZanni:
Love, Dinner & Relief
Dinner and show, starring Mississippi-born
Thelma Houston and the amazing international
Teatro ZinZanni performers plus some very special
"New Orleans Happy Hour"
$40 donation at the door.
The Happy Hour plus the dinner and show: $150.
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF
NEW YORK CITY, NY (October 11, 2005):
NYC and New Orleans Chefs Unite to
Host New Orleans Economic Development Fundrasier
Chefs from New York Ciy and New Orleans are
joining forces, donating their time and talent
to "New Chefs for a New New Orleans,"
a special fundraising event intended to spur
restaurant and hospitality redevelopment in
New Orleans. The event, to be held at The Cornell
Club-New York on October 11th from 7-9pm, will
showcase signature New Orleans fare from up-and-coming
talent including NYC Chefs Galen Zamarra of
Mas and Sue Torres of Sueños, as well
as New Orleans Chefs Bob Iacovone of Cuvée
and Chuck Subra of La Côte Brasserie.
Tickets are $175 per person - all proceeds will
benefit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors
Bureau. To buy tickets, volunteer, or donate,
please contact Katie Callahan of Venue PR at
212.758.5322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOSTON, MA (September 10, 2005): Hurricane
Katrina Relief Benefit and Raffle by Boston
Young Professionals Association. Go to
BOSTON, MA (September 14, 2005):
Trefethen Vineyards Dinner at Cuvée to
benefit the Red Cross. Call 617-536-7077
CAMBRIDGE, MA (September 11, 2005):
Old-Fashioned Bake Sale at Upstairs on the Square
to benefit the Red Cross. Go to
CHARLESTON, SC (September 12, 2005):
Charleston Chefs for Hurricane Relief to benefit
the Red Cross. Call 843-577-4522
CHICAGO, IL (October 6, 2005):
Jimmy Bannos & Friends Present a Fundraiser
at Heaven on Seven to benefit hurricane relief.
GLOUCESTER, MA (September 11, 2005):
Annual Peace Day Raffle to benefit the Red Cross.
SOUTHBOROUGH, MA (September 15, 2005):
Katrina Relief Wine Dinner at Tomasso Trattoria
and Enoteca to benefit the Red Cross. Go to
WASHINGTON, DC (October 17, 2005):
Share Our Strength's Hurricane Relief Benefit
Taste Event at the National Building Museum.
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