An innovative new concept is launching to help chefs get back on their feet after the Covid-19 pandemic.
21Blox is a restaurant that empowers talented chefs by providing them with a well-managed platform to launch their new culinary concepts.
The business has opened their applications this week for chefs to register their interest in getting involved.
Typically, a week is divided into 21 mealtime blocks: seven breakfasts, seven lunches and seven dinners.
Through a shared economy, chefs will be able to take control of set blocks each week, serving their own menus, launching their own concepts and introducing their brand.
It will give them the opportunity to showcase their talents and make a profit while the industry is recovering from the pandemic.
The concept is the brainchild of Tracy Kohl, a yacht chef who planned to retire later this year.
When the pandemic hit, she wanted to find a way of investing in passionate and talented chefs who are looking to launch their own brand.
Ms Kohl believes that it’s going to take a long time for chefs to recover from the crisis, but hopes that can 21Blox can offer professionals a helping hand to get back to doing what they are passionate about and provide a more cost-effective route into restaurant ownership.
She said: “The art of being a chef seems to be slowly eroding away by an uncertain economy, disappearing employment opportunities, and developments in AI. Restaurants could soon suffer the same fate as high street retail.
“We aren’t ready to see independents become instinct. They should be able to expand organically like the big competitors are able to do financially. We want to be able to help talented chefs make their dreams of owning an independent restaurant a reality.”
To register their interest, chefs simply need to input their details on the online form on the 21Blox website HERE.