Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

F+B Hospitality Brokerage, led by Felix Bendersky, has teamed up with the community to support those from the Miami restaurant industry who have been impacted by the Covid-19 closures.  Felix is a local Miami business owner who runs F+B Hospitality as a brokerage that caters to the restaurant community. He recognized his clients, their employees and community as a whole quickly closing down leaving many individuals suddenly with no income.

Together with the insights of notable Miami-area chefs led by Brad Kilgore of Kilgore Culinary and joined by Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine, Michelle Bernstein of La Trova, Michael Beltran of Ariete and Zak H Stern of Zak the Baker they are raising awareness and funds to provide grants to full-time restaurant workers in Miami-Dade County who are dependent on hourly wages (plus many who rely on tips) to cover basic living expenses and provide for their families.

The goal is to provide $250 grants to as many qualifying grantees as possible with 100% of donations (less GoFundMe standard fees) going directly to those affected. Operating costs and management are being covered by F+B Hospitality and added efforts and time provided by restaurant committee members listed below.

We are asking for those who are able, to consider making a donation to support the thousands of individuals and families that need financial help during this time. F+B Hospitality Brokerage will receive and distribute evenly on a 1st come, 1 serve basis $250 grants to those out-of-work restaurant employees meeting the requirements.

Our goal is to help as many people as we can. Help us Help Others by making a donation today! As funds come in, they will be dispersed to those in need as quickly as possible. #smallbusinessrelief

If you are looking to apply for one of these Grants CLICK HERE !

To qualify for grant assistance, one must satisfy all of the following requirements:

- Completed Application Form
- Lost your job due to Covid-19 closure
- Full-time employee (Minimum of 30 hours total per week, can be multiple restaurants but must be in Miami-Dade County)
- Employed for 3 months or longer at the same location
- Worked in a restaurant, bar, cafe or nightclub located in Miami-Dade County
- Submit the last two pay stubs received

*After submitting your application you will be notified by an F+B Hospitality employee regarding your approval. After approved for a grant funds will be paid via grantees choice of Zelle transfer or check in the mail.

Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
(comprised of those in the restaurant industry who have supported the fund by actively spreading the word to customers and employees)

+ Cobaya Miami 
+ David Morales of Morales Legal PA
+ Andy Giambarba of @andymiami
+ Jaguar Sun
+ Stephanie's Crepes
+ Itamae
+ Panther Coffee
+ Hometown BBQ
+ Plant Miami
+ Phuc Yea + Pho Mo
+ Jojo Tea
+ Broken Shaker, 27 Restaurant
+ Sugarcane
+ All Day
+ Pinch Kitchen
+ Gorilla City
+ Counter Culture Coffee
+ Beaker and Gray
+ The Sylvester
+ Imperial Moto
+ Salty Donut
+ Stanzione 87
+ Drunken Dragon
+ C&T Design and Equipment Co.

Donations ()

  • Isabel Williams 
    • $10 
    • 1 hr
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 3 hrs
  • Alexandra Mosser 
    • $25 
    • 22 hrs
  • Jennifer Bijl 
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 1 d
See all

Fundraising team: F+B Hospitality (2)

Felix Bendersky 
Miami, FL
Soraya Kilgore 
Team member
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