Group of 20 Chefs Volunteer to “STAY IN THE KITCHEN” to Support Elderly Homes in Malta

A team of 20 CaterEssence chefs, including support staff, have volunteered to live at the company’s Central Processing Unit (CPU) in Qormi for the next two weeks, both to reduce their external exposure to the Covid-19 and to ensure that over 5000 meals a day are prepared and distributed to the 12 CaterEssence care homes.

These include 9 care homes operated by CareMalta and their respective staff, currently undergoing a similar ‘live in’ initiative.

This initiative was one of the many measures that CaterEssence has implemented during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Very rigid sanitisation procedures for all incoming stocks and the daily screening of all employees were also implemented, and CaterEssence shifted all its administrative offices adjacent to its CPU in order to convert this area into living facilities for those who will be working and staying in the kitchen for a fortnight at a time.

In a message to all CaterEssence employees, CEO Ing. Alex Tranter reminded employees that CaterEssence is a resilient company even though part of the Company’s business activities in the hospitality and retail sectors have been very badly affected because of Covid-19. He stated “I know that we will get through these trying times. The only way out is to work TOGETHER. My deepest gratitude goes to all our incredible team at CaterEssence who continue to serve our remaining business activities with enthusiasm and dedication throughout these challenging times”.

CaterEssence has also teamed up with the Richmond Foundation to provide mental health support to those involved as was the case with all those living in at CareMalta homes who started their live in a fortnight ago.

Not all heroes wear capes. Well done on such an amazing initiative!

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