Stay Informed, Stay Connected

Food is universally known for bringing people together.

“Through these uncertain times, we have witnessed the power of our industry as members pull together with the greatest compassion and care. We are inspired more than ever to support our community,” said Chef Works Canada’s President, David Johnston.

We will be using this space to bring you weekly updates on news from the industry — including how to stay informed, positive ideas and to share your ideas on how to keep busy. We are committed to supporting our clients and the community.

We are all in this together.


The Government of Canada has an extensive collection of links you can access on a page dedicated solely to the pandemic.

If you are an individual who has been impacted financially, or one of your employees has reached out, here are the official pages for benefits and services, along with further financial support advice.

Restaurants Canada is sharing the most current prevention  and relief measures for the hospitality industry by province. You can also find advice and support on topics ranging from managing stress and mental health to HR and employment on their resource page.


Dillon’s Distillery has started distilling 65% alcohol to produce hand sanitizer and disinfectant. They’ve distributed more than 3,000 bottles to front-line health-care workers and other essential services.

Chef Jagger Gordon and the team at Feed It Forward are on a mission to make 30,000 meals for those in need using donated food from venues such as the CN Tower, the Food Terminal and the Ritz Carlton and Harbour Castle hotels.


Maintain a healthy immune system with nutrients from various ingredients.

Discover some new recipes as chefs take to their social media to share some of their favourites: Chef Craig Wong, Chef Suzanne Barr and Chef Felicia De Rose.


While still in accord with Ontario’s list of essential workplaces as of Tuesday, 24th March, we are working with our essential staff to support our friends and partners in the healthcare industry who are on the frontlines battling this pandemic. We are thankful for them – and all other essential workers in all industries – for their tireless commitment.

We’d like to share your story. Reach out to tell us about changes you are making during this period and to share any resources that you are finding useful.

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