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Hi. Firstly, thank you for being here for me to ask questions.I am a tiny rural dairy (no alcohol), just over one year into my first business, which is registered with a Full Food Control Plan – I can make and sell ‘ready to eat meals and snacks’. This is the same licence as a restaurant, cafe or take away and not the norm dairy that ‘heat pies and make sandwiches’. My previous back ground is as a Chef and Chef Tutor so have a very robust hygiene control system in place.As a dairy I was deemed essential, but reduced the 12 hours operation per day down to 6 hours (as I stood down my one staff) and need to line up at the supermarket with everyone else to stock my grocery shelves. I have a cold display, pie warmer and a very strict ‘one in one out’ policy. Prior to L4 I was reheating artisan pies made locally, making sandwiches, salads and hot foods like Spag Bolognaise, Fish and chips etc. Not very exciting but popular with my locals. 1) If we go into L3 what can I make myself? 2) can my registered pie maker make my pies and deliver?
Ciao a tutti :) g’day Kia Ora,We are Dante’s Pizzeria Napoletana. 4 years in a raw winner of best pizza in Auckland by Metro magazine and on the 5th year best in NZ by 5 Stagioni Italia. Coincidentally we operate in 5 locations in Auckland 1Ponsonby Central2Takapuna3Browns Bay4Queen’s Rise5Eastridgedantes.co.nzour question/request Once we go to level 3 we’d like to offer Italian lunches and dinners to executives who work from home because of our spread out more than any other Italian Eatery in Auckland we can cover a larger area of orders. Say for example ASB or PWC, BNZ or Deloitte people who work from home can order their lunch and/or dinner from Dante’s in one of sour locations. To cut to the chase we would like someone who can spread the word in these type of corporate businesses so their working from home force can know to order from Dante’s. My name is Enis Bacovamy email: email@example.com mobile: 0210740551please get in touch thank You enis bacova
Hi everyone! We own a cafe business and have applied for working capital, government finance scheme and have been denied both.Our debt is low (under 20k) but to keep trading we would need to settle this debt as 60% is owed to our suppliers.Do we keep looking for finance? We have three wage subsidy but that’s for our employees!
How do chefs survive during this since they were forced to close. Why couldn’t there be delivery only mechanisms and controlled pick ups like china with masks
Who knows anything about shooting cooking videos with tik tok. I just started last night but I want to connect with food and beverage guys to sponsor me sample products to make stuff with or primary industries to tautoko my vision of short inspirational cooking shows to post up on linked or where ever to create something to for the chinese market to share through the social media of libertypost in china If they see me endorse a product in my home kitchen then we could could change advertising for ever.think foodnetwork? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Network
Hi do you know if there is any assistance for lease rates etc whilst on lockdown
Good morningi work in Wellington for the NZ Red Cross for a small team called Pathways to Employment, supporting former refugees to get into employment.I’m writing on behalf of a client of mine (with his permission), who began a small food business on the Terrace in August 2019. He has remained on a partial benefit, as he was only covering his costs, but hoped to become fully independent this year. He was able to employ a part-time staff member, and applied for, and received the wage subsidy for her. His issue, as with many others, is continuing to pay his rent. He has contacted his landlord, who has offered him a 50% reduction during the lock down period, and managed to scrape together enough to pay his rent for this month, but won’t be able to continue .He has sent me a copy of his lease but it doesn’t have the clause (27.5) about his inability to access his property that I’ve seen discussed in the media. His lease is with the Radnor group,and includes the contact details of his landlord. I have suggested he contact his lawyer, but he is worried about the costs he might incur, and as English is not his first language, the finer points of legal advice are difficult for him to comprehend.He has worked incredibly hard to bring his dream to fruition, so any suggestions you have to help him would be gratefully received.Thank youMarian Petrie
Hey – so I am a food producer, and I have capacity to sell more in this time, and I think I could partner up with other food producers to get amazing ingredients (not cooked) to Kiwi’s via online delivery but I also realise that packaged boxes would be better – how can I partner with other Kiwi food producers to make this happen – I can see some people are doing this already – what would you advise me to do?
I have a staff member stuck in Brazil with only a work permit so NZ won’t let her back. We are a cafe so closed anyway for now. Can we apply for and pay her the employee subsidy?
We own and operate two hospitality Venues we think that in terms of risk we could extend way beyond less socially connected business .. what can we do to keep ourselves alive during this time.
So many questions! First one is staff pay
Where can we seek help to manage cash flow problems
Strategy for negotiating commercial rent relief
Hi there. We are a coffee kiosk and catering business. We run as a partnership so have had to