The effects of the COVID-19 crisis have been damaging to the entire economy, but there are almost no sectors hit harder than Hospitality and Events. Both industries were effectively forced to shut up shop from March last year and, while there have been limited reopenings, they have been critically damaged in a way they may not fully recover from for years to come.
When we carried out our COVID-19 Impact Survey survey a few months ago, 61% of our amazing suppliers stated that would have ceased trading by March 2021. Since then there has been a continued lack of government support and, despite less press coverage of the damage to hospitality and events, the devastation is still very real. Events companies and restaurants are continuing to go under on a daily basis.
That’s why we’ve founded Feast It Deli, as a way to try and help our wonderful suppliers make it through this difficult time. Feast It Deli is a platform through which you can order some of the country’s best meal kits from a selection of great restaurants and caterers. They come full of hand-selected ingredients from the suppliers and instructions on how to cook the dish perfectly.
You can check it out here.
Whether you’re looking for a decadent night in with the UK’s best burger, a gourmet three course meal or a healthy poke bowl, there should be something there for everyone. The kits are perfect for a lockdown weekend evening in and not only will you be dining on one of the UK’s best restaurant dishes, you’ll be learning some of the techniques that have let these talented chefs get to the very top of their professions.
We’re aware that there are a number of other meal kit platforms out there but we want to be very clear that we are not profiting out of Feast It Deli; this is our attempt to help out our troubled industry. All kits sold are subject to 10% commission (less than a third of the average commission of Deliveroo or other food delivery platforms) and this will go directly to marketing Feast It Deli so we can get even more people supporting the industry at this time.
Of course here at Feast It we cannot wait for events to come back, for those moments when we’ll be able to get back to celebrating with friends and making up for all the occasions that have been missed over the last year. But in the meantime it’s so important that we keep supporting this incredible industry to make sure it’s there on the other side for us, and purchasing a meal kit from Feast It Deli is a great way to do that. Think of it as investment into your future fun!
This is a product that we’ve put together fairly quickly and as such, we’re aware that it's not perfect and there will room for improvements. As ever, we’re hungry for feedback so if you spot anything that you think would make the experience better we’d be so grateful if you could let us know, just email [email protected]