Stronger together: Partnering up during the COVID-19 pandemic

Chew Diligence: Chef Carlos Falcon of Jarocho
Posted at 12:54 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 13:54:18-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Stay-at-home orders and gathering limits are forcing restaurateurs, chefs and organizations alike to get creative.

In light of COVID-19, many are coming together and forming unique partnerships to weather the uncertain times.

For our fourth special episode on the impacts of COVID-19 on the Kansas City food industry, Chew Diligence co-hosts Lindsay Shively and Jill Silva explore how these partnerships are bringing strength to the community.

Todd Johns of Plowboys BBQ and Stan Hays of Operation BBQ Relief talk about their Restaurant Relief Program, piloting now in Kansas City. Together, they're bringing 2,500 needed meals to people across the city. They hope to expand the program nationwide with other restaurants.

Pam Liberda returns to the podcast to talk about Little Asia KC, a collaborative pop-up that sold out of food in 20 minutes during its last event.