Coronavirus, Fighting Together

By Sophie Gayot

March 17, 2020

As you know, we are living in unprecedented times. Who ever thought that when we first heard about the Coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, it would rapidly become a pandemic and put the entire planet in fear and disbelief?

To protect us and to slow the spreading of COVID-19, the authorities of many countries, states and cities of the United States of America have ordered, among other measures, dine-in restaurant closures. Even before, many restaurants had voluntarily closed to protect their employees and clients.

The situation is constantly evolving, from changing every week, then it had become daily, and now it even feels like it is hourly.

We, at, want the world to stay safe and healthy as much as it is possible. It is the duty of every individual to play its own part in the war against COVID-19. Follow carefully and closely the recommendations and orders given by your government, decisions that it takes in concert with the medical scientists. It is a world of the unknown, and it can be scary. We are all in this together.

We know many will suffer health wise, and that many more will be affected economically. We are wishing the least number of individuals and the shortest time possible.

To the restaurant community with all its staff, from the chefs to the sous-chefs, the dishwashers, cleaning crew and more, we will be there at your side to help you when the crisis is over. We are also thinking of the very long chain of purveyors.

And there are restaurants only if there are diners. Once again, do all in your power to stay safe and stay healthy — we cannot insist enough. We are all eagerly looking forward to the day we can push open the front doors and the chefs can turn in the key of their back entry to prepare their culinary delights for the pleasure of our palates.

> Live from Paris during a trip (yes, some of us travel…), Sophie Gayot discussed the situation restaurants are facing due to COVID-19 with Los Angeles radio host Frank MottekListen to the show.