As small businesses such as restaurants, cafes, bars and hospitality services are forced by the coronavirus pandemic to go dark, frantic owners are taking desperate measures to help them salvage enterprises that can’t survive for long without customers.

Our good friend (and king of the jungle!) Miguel Maestre has set up a fantastic new initiative to help local businesses across the country on social media.

“Today is the day that the hospitality as I know and grow up with has died… or in a positive spin maybe reborn… i’m spending a lot of time trying to repost TA [takeaway] menus from everyone,” Miguel posted to his Instagram.

“To all my hospitality friends and chefs tell everyone about @cookingcartel… it’s free and is meant to help everyone”.

Click ‘PLAY’ below to hear more about this wonderful initiative:


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