Tag: Workers

Bracken’s Kitchen Hires Workers Laid off Due to COVID-19

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — Without much warning these two cooks Abraham Vasquez and Cesar Aguilar lost their jobs.

“I feel bad for this to happen,” said Aguilar.

Aguilar and Vasquez worked together for almost 20 years at a well-known steakhouse and banquet hall called Orange County Mining Company — until the coronavirus spread, forcing the state to temporarily close restaurants.


“Most of my old coworkers are still job-hunting,” said Vasquez.

The family men say they were laid-off in March. They spent about a week looking for jobs until one of their former managers connected them to a Garden

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Fort Worth chef keeps free ‘family meal’ project going to restaurant workers and others in need

Covid-19 robbed us of countless things we’d taken for granted, such as simple togetherness. And that’s something restaurant business folks deem an acute loss: The camaraderie among restaurant staff can be so bonding that the industry term for the shared supper prior to dinner service is called “the family meal.”

One group of Fort Worth restaurant friends turned their mourning for this tradition into a group project that’s taken on a life of its own — and for a greater good. With no formal organization or official fundraising, a weekly grassroots effort referred to as “family care packs” has handed

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