Casa Ora Violence Relief

Casa Ora is a family owned and operated restaurant located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn by husband/wife duo Ivo and Rachel Diaz Pirard, named after their 3-year-old daughter, Ora. Aimed to create the first fine-dining Venezuelan restaurant in the United States, Casa Ora has received recognition and featured on several media outlets including Eater, the Infatuation, Fox5, NBC, VICE, Forbes, and more. 
Since opening, Casa Ora has been recognized as the only Venezuelan restaurant to ever receive a Michelin Plate, showcasing the quality of their innovative cooking and the diversity of Venezuelan cuisine. Casa Ora’s elegant comfort food, crafted to showcase the beauty and complexity of Venezuela, which has been overshadowed by dictatorship and humanitarian crisis for over two decades. To support their community and heritage, Casa Ora donates a portion of revenue to Fe y Alegria, a nonprofit that supports Venezuelan families forced to seek refuge due to a lack of basic human resources including education, food, and healthcare. 

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-Casa Ora Violence Relief-

Our heart breaks. This is the 3rd break in this month, Hispanic heritage month, and on our Pastry Chef Díaz Pirard’s birthday. Not once during the height of the pandemic did we experience so much violence.
 
We are #smallbusiness #immigrantbusiness and #womanowned business and every hit is not being billed to a cooperate account, but rather our own saving an ultimately effects our ability to pay our staff.

Besides for a broken  front door, a Point of Sales computer and it's register have been stolen. We are a cash-free business and held our food handling licenses inside which are required for restaurant inspections. We will provide a police report and video proof to get these replaced, but it is not the norm, and you cannot sit for the test to acquire new cards due to the current COVID pandemic making them invaluable and necessary to receive a passing grade on health and safety inspections.

On separate occasions this month, food, liquor, and kitchen equipment has been stolen. We are very thankful that none of our team was put in danger and our space still stands. All things can be replaced.

We currently have a security system that has failed us, not even alarming or notifying us of break-ins and will need to find a new company- requiring purchasing new cameras, hardwire installation, on top of the monthly security fees, equally several thousand dollars upfront. 

We will also be looking to install a metal gate outside which in pervious quotes has been upwards of 10k. We have been holding off on this as we never had a single incident for our first 2 years of business, but has quickly become a necessity.

Below are images of the intruders, all appear to be different people. Placing bricks in our front roadway, and breaking into our emergency fire exit.

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Organizer

Rachel Pirard 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
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