In the first year of the pandemic, over 10 percent of all restaurants closed permanently, taking thousands of service industry jobs with them.
“We saw what was happening and knew we had to act fast.” says Paul Hutson, CEO of Taste Buds Management. “We really are a family, and we wanted to keep the team together and safe.”
The restaurants transformed overnight, refocusing efforts towards curbside to-go and delivery services to ensure jobs weren’t lost. These continued efforts of putting people first, earned Zea’s parent company Taste Buds a spot on Nola.com’s Top Workplaces 2021 for the fifth-consecutive year.
– Paul Hutson, Taste Buds Management