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Support the Hospo Industry and Learn From Some of Australia’s Best Chefs on This New Video Platform

Classes start at just $10, and your payment will go to workers who have lost income due to coronavirus.

Help Out Hospo is a new online video platform where users can pay to take short video courses to improve their culinary skills at home – classes include Italian home-cooking, American barbeque, cocktail-making, family meals and more. All proceeds go to Help Out Hospo and are then distributed directly to hospitality workers who have lost work or income due to the coronavirus restrictions.

Courses cost between $10 and $30 and are focused on helping viewers of all experience levels broaden their culinary skills. The videos don’t simply cover the raw skills, though – they also include kitchen hacks, instructions for setting up a home bar, spirits knowledge and date-night dine-in tips.

The initiative, which was started in March by Sydney’s Momento Hospitality group, has raised more than $45,000 to date through courses and donations.

Some big-name chefs have signed on to teach, including Neil Perry (Rockpool) and Matt Moran (Aria, Bangaroo House).

“As an industry, we have a responsibility to care for own during this tough time,” said Moran in a press release. “[This platform] gives consumers the chance to give back, learn something new and support their favourite chef or bartender during one of the most challenging periods in Australia’s dining history.”

Venue owners can apply for employee financial support on the platform, and are encouraged to get in touch about putting together their own instructional videos. Donations are also welcomed.

You can view the full course list here. Venue owners can sign up using the contact form on the home page.

Photography: Emily Jane Davies

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