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Restaurant owner provides meals to furloughed workers

When closures brought on by the coronavirus forced Third Coast Kitchens to cut their staff it didn't mean they stopped caring about them.

SAN ANTONIO — The counter is closed at Bud’s Southern Rotisserie at the Peal, and the doors locked up at sister restaurant Nola Brunch & Beignets.

“Like most restaurants in the area we definitely have seen a change,” Cookhouse Restaurant, General Manager, Mat Garcia said. 

However, twice a week a steady stream of cars pull through their other restaurant, Cookhouse.

But these are not customers.

“It was really just kind of a no brainer to us if we were going to do something to help the community we wanted to make sure that we could find a way to give back as much as possible, and so everyone that is buying we are supplying a meal to furloughed industry workers,” Garcia said. 

A meal for two that these restaurant workers don’t have to worry about.

“They really enjoy it and they are happy that we can do what we can," Garcia said.

Third Coast Kitchens is able to provide meals for their 60 employees and other industry workers thanks to the sale of their meal kits.

“So the meal kits were kind of just our idea to give restaurant-quality food at home, but we also kind of noticed since people were staying home, work safe programs that they needed something to do as a family,” Garcia said. 

Providing a restaurant experience at home for you and the restaurant community.

“Community is the one thing that is going to get us all together," Garcia said. "This virus as you have seen doesn’t take a side and we all have to band together to get through this.”

All three restaurants are owned by Chef Pieter Sypesten.

Chef Sypesten is also who will show you how to cook these meal kits when you buy one. 

Just visit his Instagram page to cook with him live on Fridays. 

For more information or to purchase a meal kit visit Cookhouse's website.

Nola Brunch & Beignets is open Friday-Sunday from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.for dine out.