The pandemic has left many industries worldwide in a fix, but the hospitality sector has perhaps been one of the worst-hit amongst all. With restaurants coming to a standstill due to multiple lockdowns, the Indian hospitality sector has faced significant losses, with several places shutting down and most people losing jobs. But that hasn’t hampered the spirit of Indian restaurants and chefs, who, despite all odds, are trying to thrive more with their philanthropic gestures. A couple of restaurants, chefs and hospitality chains have come to the forefront amid rising Coronavirus cases to help those affected with their sweet ways while assisting businesses to survive. Here are some of them that the internet loved! 


1. Social Café + Dabbawalah in Mumbai 

Top restaurants such as social and its sister restaurants such as Salt Water Café and Smoke House Deli in Mumbai have partnered with Mumbai’s Dabbawalas in a unique initiative to deliver orders from these restaurants. Dabbawalas of Mumbai thrive on delivering fresh and home-cooked meals from various individuals to office workers. The community is quite the city's backbone, but with most people working from home, they are left inactive. The partnership with restaurants isn’t just going to promote direct order from restaurants but also save the livelihood of many Dabbawalas who have come on board with  it.


 


2. Zorawar Kalra Offer Restaurants As Vaccination Centres

Recently, Zorawar Kalra, owner of Pa Pa Ya, Farzi Café, Made In Punjab and judge of MasterChef India, took to social media to announce that he would take the Indian government permits love to offer his network of restaurants as vaccination centres. "Vaccination on a war footing is the key to getting rid of the pandemic.”, Mr Kalra wrote, adding that of authority permits, he would love the offer his network of restaurants across the country as vaccination centres amid the lockdown.

   


3. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Provide Free Meals To Healthcare Workers 

In collaboration with the Taj group of hotels and World Central Kitchen, celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor is at the front line to provide free meals to the healthcare staff at hospitals across seven major cities of India amid rising Coronavirus cases. The team delivered more than ten thousand free meals to frontline workers based in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Gurugram, Kolkata, Goa and Hyderabad.