15. Jun, 2020

Lock down has eased, but not for catering....

Will the Catering Industry ever be the same.... I have been in catering for a little while now, and all the great times, the fab achievements, building consistencies, working together for the same goal, supporting local producers and their foods, making people proud of Shropshire and everywhere else, all been taken away by decisions made higher up, claiming a pandemic is the cause. We still don’t know what Covid-19 is other then it has been around for 60 years, Bill Gates has it all under control and we just wait till given the green light, then one has to pick up the pieces and try and make ends meet, I have a feeling that it might be short lived as a second wave probably will follow soon. That to think that our industry has been around for thousands of years and survived wars, deceases, plagues who where definitely worse then this epidemic....To be the first industry to be shut down to keep people away from each other. Human species need to interact/socialise... the government is discussing now to relax the 2 meter rule what can become acceptable 1 meter. But we are still closed

Cooking every day is my life, my passion and my pride, my Journey has taken me all over  Europe and Great Britain, from Festivals to food shows, finest Hotels to incredible eateries using the finest fresh produce, working with and for the great and good and meeting some finest people too.

The last few months gave me time to reflect on our life’s and I am sure we all have and did a lot of home cooking as everyone else, trying to make fine breads using old techniques and have my family around as my tasters, a never ending learning curb and I love it, so it does has it’s positives.

Further, doctors all over the world are saying that there are no obvious symptoms, and no testing is no use as they do not know what they are testing for. The whole lock down should stop immediately and all should go back to Pre-pandemic times and carry on as B4. I agree we should. Negative ‘News’ creates anxiety and uncertainty something we have had enough of lately, life goes on and we all have a purpose and need to have our structured life back.

I hope that 2020 does not end as it began, looking forward to the good times that lay ahead and make it count. Fingers crossed it will be soon...

Thank you😎