Ming Tsai talks about the fears restaurant workers face and actions to take in the time of a pandemic.

By Kat Kinsman
March 20, 2020
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Episode 59: Ming Tsai Talks About the Fears Restaurant Workers Face and Actions to Take

Ming Tsai is one of the best-known chefs in America, but that doesn't insulate him from the onslaught of challenges and unknowns that the restaurant industry is facing right now due to the spread of the coronavirus. Rather, he's had to take quick action to take care of his employees and community—especially the most vulnerable people—and knows he can't do it alone. Tsai spoke with Food & Wine senior editor Kat Kinsman over the phone to talk about the actions we all need to take, the importance of lobbying our elected officials, and how to keep our physical and emotional health in check.

Note: Because the podcast had to be recorded in a less than ideal setup, the sound quality may not be as crisp as usual. We're all doing our best.

Links and Resources

National Relief Funds 

One Fair Wage: Emergency fund for coronavirus affected tipped workers and service workers

Mental Health and Recovery Resources

Crisis Text Line: Text #741741 any time for quick and free crisis counseling.

How to Find and Contact Your Government Officials

USA.gov  has this tool to look up your officials by zip code.

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