Best Eats Cares, from the Industry for Those in Need

Story By
Aditya Purwanto

FoodieS is pleased to announce the launch of Best Eats Cares, a platform to support, inspire and encourage the food & beverage and hospitality ecosystem, especially during these unprecedented times. Longing to re-excite the F&B industry by giving away a special food order to deserving restaurants, Best Eats Cares' mission remains the same: to be the most professional and objective restaurant awards in Indonesia. Aiming to support the longevity and sustainability of Indonesia’s culinary industry which is deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Best Eats Cares has initiated a search for two deserving restaurants, one each from Jakarta and Bali. Interested restaurants are required to submit a 60-second video showcasing their restaurant, the comfort food they want to serve, their team and creative concept and why they should be chosen for this food order then undergo a virtual screening and interview process with a judging panel of reputable culinary experts. The two chosen restaurants will each be awarded a food order amounting to IDR 150 million.

These food orders are intended not only to help the winning restaurant but would also create a ripple effect – supporting their employees, suppliers and vendors, who in turn are able to support farmers, fishermen, producers and other businesses. The ripple effect does not stop there, the food made by these winning restaurants will then be donated to hospital front liners, health workers, and communities in great need. Best Eats Cares has partnered with Foodbank Of Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia - Student Union of International Class Alumni (STUNICA) and Crisis Kitchen Bali to distribute these food donations. Those interested to join must be restaurants in Bali or Jakarta, and are required to have a license to operate, presently operating in full capacity or with a reduced operating schedule; or recently closed restaurants, due to the Covid-19 pandemic - closed since April 2020 up to the time of submitting in addition to having the capability to fulfill the Special Food Order: at least 500 packed meals in a day and service the Special Food Order within one month of notice. Registration opened on 5 November 2020.
 

Head over to the Best Eats website: www.besteats.id to register, submit your video
and for additional information. The chosen restaurants will be revealed during a Live Event in December 2020.