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

Revelstoke Women’s Hockey Team, circa 1905. Back row: M. Buck, N. Dunne, L. Bliss, E. Pettipiece, V. Coleman. Front row: M. Corley, B. Sawyer, A. Buck. (Revelstoke Museum & Archives Photo 66)
Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Jan. 14

Local history from the newspaper archives

In many ways, 2020 felt similar to bushwhacking over alder-choked mountains on a hot day, while chased ragged by mosquitos. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Liam’s Lowdown: What a year 2020

Each year I guess what might happen, last year taught me not to do that

Justin Kripps of Summerland and his team have competed in Olympic action and World Cup competitions in bobsleigh. (Jason Ransom-Canadian Olympic Comittee).
QUIZ: Are you ready for some winter sports?

It’s cold outside, but there are plenty of recreation opportunities in the winter months

Half of the most expensive homes are on 2080 Mackenzie Crt, which is across the street from Revelstoke Mountain Resort. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The 10 most valuable homes in Revelstoke for 2020

Combined, the properties are worth more than $35M

A scene from “Canada and the Gulf War: In their own words,” a video by The Memory Project, a program of Historica Canada, is shown in this undated illustration. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Historica Canada
New video marks Canada’s contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary

Veterans Affairs Canada says around 4,500 Canadian military personnel served during the war

Vernon’s Heron Grove retirement facility. (Good Samaritan Society photo)
Resident of Vernon’s Heron Grove retirement home tests positive for COVID-19

Interior Health has not declared an outbreak at the facility

A 17-year-old snowmobiler used his backcountry survival sense in preparation to spend the night on the mountain near 100 Mile House Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 after getting lost. (South Cariboo Search and Rescue Facebook photo)
Teen praised for backcountry survival skills after getting lost in B.C.’s Cariboo mountains

“This young man did everything right after things went wrong.”

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on December 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
No place for ‘far right’ in Conservative Party, Erin O’Toole says

O’Toole condemned the Capitol attack as ‘horrifying’ and sought to distance himself and the Tories from Trumpism

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

A passer by walks in High Park, in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. This workweek will kick off with what’s fabled to be the most depressing day of the year, during one of the darkest eras in recent history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
‘Blue Monday’ getting you down? Exercise may be the cure, say experts

Many jurisdictions are tightening restrictions to curb soaring COVID-19 case counts

(Vernon Search and Rescue/Facebook)
Vernon Search and Rescue responds after family gets UTV stuck on SilverStar trails

The family activated their SOS beacon around 3 p.m. once they realized they could be facing a night alone in the mountains

Dastkar, a new furniture store in Vernon, features handmade, unique furniture carved from wood and inlaid with brass in the Chiniot style. The business located on 43rd Avenue was started in December 2020 but is currently unstaffed due to COVID-19 staffing shortages. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
PHOTOS: Vernon’s hidden handmade furniture store

Owners of Shahi Pakwan Indian restaurant opened the South Asian furniture store in December 2020

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
COVID-19: Provinces work on revised plans as Pfizer-BioNTech shipments to slow down

Anita Anand said she understands and shares Canadians’ concerns about the drug company’s decision

Most Read