On Thursday, the UK government “those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of food” as Key Workers.

I cannot confirm whether that list includes chefs, but I know that a number of businesses are still getting food delivered to customers and healthcare workers. In any case, this should fundamentally shift how we esteem our service.

We have always believed that it has been largely under-appreciated. We price our food on the value that our customers think they are getting. We live and die by the whimsical judgements of critics and ratings guide inspectors. It takes one bad review to undermine our self-belief, even when our loyal fans rave about us.

Whether you have had to close your doors last week or whether you are anxious about which kitchen will be your next home, all around you is the reflection that feeding people is essential to the sustenance of life itself.

Our work is key

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