Dining at Sumac Ridge in Summerland.

Dining at Sumac Ridge in Summerland.

Summerland winery helps support B.C.’s restaurant industry

Recognize someone great in the restaurant industry with the #StandupforService Campaign

A Summerland winery is working with the BC Restaurant and Foodservice Association (BCRFA) to recognize the efforts of the hospitality industry during the pandemic, during the #StandupforService Campaign.

COVID-19 has greatly impacted the hospitality industry in the province. In May, restaurants were allowed to reopen; however, B.C.’s 14,500 restaurants and foodservice operations continue to face challenges.

This is why Sumac Ridge and the BCRAF are launching the campaign to recognize the hard-working restaurant employees who are making eating out a safe and welcoming experience in these challenging times.

BCRFA president and CEO Ian Tostenson, said restaurants are finding new ways to bring in revenue while maintaining physical distance and smaller party sizes.

“The Coronavirus has created a new level of hyper-vigilance and climate of stress and tumult. That’s been very challenging for staff,” he said.

Despite making changes to enhance the safety of customers, many staff are feeling overwhelmed by guests taking out their frustration, explained Tostenson.

“That’s not okay – with our campaign, we want to show staff that their communities support them,” said Tostenson. “I urge everyone to take five minutes to nominate someone who made dining feel welcoming and safe this fall.”

Submit your story about a fantastic chef, host, server or busser for the Stand Up for Service campaign at www.BCRFA.com

When you dine out, take note of the people making your experience great and nominate them and bring joy to someone who is working hard in challenging times: www.BCRFA.com.

READ MORE: Krazy Emporium looks for helping hand after one of theirs was stolen

READ MORE: Early morning fire damages unit at Motel 5000

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

restaurant

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Penticton Curling Club ice
Penticton Curling Club COVID cases increase

“Our hearts are with our members who are sick right now”

Mandatory masks has caused a division of opinion and increased hostility by the anti-mask movement. (Western News file photo)
OPINION: ‘I wear a mask for people like this daughter who hasn’t seen her mom since February’

‘Her story broke me…maybe because I had just watched protesters laughing in their unmasked revelry’

Steve French caught the halo moon on his camera on Saturday night. (Steve French Facebook)
Did you see the halo moon last night?

The halo is actually millions of tiny ice crystals

Movie crews filmed a holiday parade in Summerland in July. The parade, filmed on Main Street in Summerland, is for the movie, The Christmas Yule Blog. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
QUIZ: Test your knowledge of holiday movies and television specials

The festive season is a time for relaxing and enjoying some seasonal favourites

(Dave Landine/Facebook)
VIDEO: Dashcam captures head-on crash between snowplow and truck on northern B.C. highway

Driver posted to social media that he walked away largely unscathed

Black Press Media and BraveFace have come together to support children facing life-threatening conditions. Net proceeds from these washable, reusable, three-layer masks go to Make-A-Wish Foundation BC & Yukon.
Put on a BraveFace: Help make children’s wishes come true

Black Press Media, BraveFace host mask fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Foundation

A Canadian Pacific freight train travels around Morant’s Curve near Lake Louise, Alta., on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. A study looking at 646 wildlife deaths along the railway tracks in Banff and Yoho national parks in Alberta and British Columbia has found that train speed is one of the biggest factors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Study finds train speed a top factor in wildlife deaths in Banff, Yoho national parks

Research concludes effective mitigation could address train speed and ability of wildlife to see trains

A airport worker is pictured at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. Wednesday, March 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canada extends COVID restrictions for non-U.S. travellers until Jan. 21 amid second wave

This ban is separate from the one restricting non-essential U.S. travel

Former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Richard Brodeur discussing his paintings with the executive director of the Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Kirsteen McCulloch. (Contributed)
Former Canucks goalie King Richard’s art displayed at Kelowna gallery

Richard Brodeur starred in the Vancouver Canucks’ 1982 Stanley Cup run

Menno Place. (Google Street View image.)
B.C. care home looks to hire residents’ family members amid COVID-19-related staff shortage

Family would get paid as temporary workers, while having chance to see loved ones while wearing PPE

A confirmed case of COVID-19 at Vernon’s Silver Star Elementary School has been reported. (Google Maps)
COVID case confirmed at Okanagan elementary school

Member of Silver Star Elementary community in Vernon self-isolating at home; parents alerted Nov. 28

Real Canadian Superstore in Kelowna. (Google Maps)
Kelowna Superstore employee tests positive for COVID-19

The last day the employee worked was Nov. 23

A man walks by a COVID-19 test pod at the Vancouver airport in this undated handout photo. A study has launched to investigate the safest and most efficient way to rapidly test for COVID-19 in people taking off from the Vancouver airport. The airport authority says the study that got underway Friday at WestJet’s domestic check-in area is the first of its kind in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Vancouver Airport Authority *MANDATORY CREDIT*
COVID-19 rapid test study launches at Vancouver airport for departing passengers

Airport authority says that a positive rapid test result does not constitute a medical diagnosis for COVID-19

Most Read