Sarah Wiener (57, "The landscape tastes good") had to declare bankruptcy for "our restaurants and catering" on July 22, 2020. The German-Austrian television cook and entrepreneur has that now announced on Facebook. The corona crisis "demanded a lot from many of us. Part of my company, my employees … and me." This marks the end of a 30-year "catering and gastronomy era".
Employees became friends
In her contribution, the cook turns directly to her employees, "some of whom have cooked and worked with me for well over 15 years." Many of them had become friends, they "worked together, laughed, cooked, realized ideas and fought for a better, more sustainable catering and restaurant culture".
Everyone contributed their part, no matter whether dishwasher, waiter, accountant, cook or logistician, like Wiener lists among others. They all remained part of their story and "the vision I've been fighting for so long". It is painful that "Corona has now caught our gastronomy". However, she hoped that other restaurant and hotel colleagues "could hold out and see light at the end of the tunnel. We couldn't do it anymore." One door closes, but another will open. Wiener ends the article with hopeful words: "Do we see the crisis as an opportunity for something new, maybe even better?"