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Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

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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 the funds and distribute evenly on a 1st come, 1st 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.

**While our goal is to help as many individuals as possible, please note that the grants will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. We understand this is a difficult time, but please remain patient as we continue accepting donations. You can help us progress and achieve our goal by encouraging others to contribute, and/or by sharing this GoFundMe page to any of your social media platforms. The more people that donate, the more grants we are able to provide!

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)

+ Miami Design District
+ 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.
+ Jennifer's Homemade
+ Secret Vines Wine


  • Anonymous
    • $224 
    • 3 yrs
  • Andrew Duffy
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Andrew Hutchinson
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs
  • Andrew Hutchinson
    • $10 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team: F+B Hospitality (2)

Felix Bendersky
Miami, FL
Soraya Kilgore
Team member

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