At Chef, we lead with heart – it guides every decision we make for our team, our customers and our communities. When we learned about #AllinSeattle, we knew that we had to lend our support and hope that you will do the same.
We recognize that our annual ChefConf has a significant financial impact on the Seattle community including the hotel, shops, restaurants, tourist destinations and small businesses that our guests enjoy during their visit. While the circumstances leading to the shift to digital were beyond our control, we still want to help provide relief to those we most affected by moving online this year.
Our charitable contributions are going directly to three organizations, all verified by AllinSeattle.org:
|The Artist’s Trust mission is to “to support and encourage artists working in all disciplines to enrich community life throughout Washington State.” In response to the current health pandemic, they have established the Artist’s Trust COVID-19 Relief Fund, an emergency grant program, which will allow artists to continue working.|
|The Plate Fund is providing immediate financial support to restaurant industry workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Given the large backlog of unemployment applications, their program provides restaurant workers with an emergency payment before their unemployment assistance begins, in order to bridge the gap between their last paycheck and government support.|
|Child Care Resources has been identified to serve as the statewide Child Care COVID Response and Referral Center during the pandemic – not only for families, but now for child care providers, employers and school districts as well. They ensure that the child care needs of essential personnel and first responders are met through partnerships with organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs, the YMCA of Greater Seattle.|
We hope you will join us in this effort by going to AllinSeattle.org to donate and give a helping hand to our Seattle friends and neighbors as they come back from this crisis with heart, soul and Seattle spirit.