Avital Tours has launched “virtual experiences” and is seeking Atlanta chefs and bartenders for hire.
“For restaurants that are already running on razor-thin margins, COVID-19 backlash could mean the end, and not just temporarily,” a company spokesperson in an email Wednesday told What Now Atlanta.
“As a way to give back to the restaurant industry, Avital Tours, a culinary experience company, is doing what it can to support the chefs and bartenders at these establishments.”
Avital Tours released a package of virtual culinary experiences, including a Virtual Chefinar and Virtual Mixologist.
The Virtual Chefinar allows customers to interact with an expert Chef over video chat as you cook a recipe with them from your own kitchen.
The Virtual Mixologist teaches customers about how to make cocktails alongside an “expert bartender.”
Both experiences include an optional ingredient box—the box shows up at your door with everything you’ll need to cook the dish or make the cocktail alongside the experts.
“Our restaurant partners have become our friends and family, the impact on restaurants is more than just business,” Avital Ungar, founder and owner of Avital Tours, said in a prepared statement.
“This is a perfect opportunity to keep chefs and bartenders working and a great option for remote team building, birthday parties, and group activities with friends.”
Chefs and bartenders interested in being featured can contact [email protected].
“Right now thousands of people are out of jobs. And until our lives go back to normal, we need to come together to support our favorite neighborhood pubs, date night bistros, and family cafes. These virtual experiences give chefs and bartenders the opportunity to share their love of food and drink, just like they’ve done night after night.”
The new service, “the first of its kind in the nation, which brings the fun of a food tour to the home,” is Unexpected Atlanta Tours’ answer to surviving the recently-inked 14-day “stay at home” Executive Order that goes into effect as of midnight on Tuesday, March 24—the City’s latest response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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