French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to meet with catering professionals on Tuesday on the eve of the resumption of customer reception inside the rooms. Restaurant owners who have no visibility in the coming weeks are worried.
Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to tour Drum on Tuesday as part of the second phase of easing restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic.
After the reopening of museums and the terraces of cafes and restaurants, this time it will be the interiors of establishments that will be reopened to customers. The visit of the head of state comes as a new move to support the country’s economic recovery as the summer season approaches, resulting in a welcome return of tourists.
According to the Elysee Palace, the president will make this second visit to “support the recovery” and “take the pulse of the nation” after the COVID-19 crisis. He will hold discussions with professionals in the field, particularly at a hotel school in Tan l’Hermitage and then at a restaurant in Valence.
He will “discuss the challenges faced by them with restaurants, distributors and producers on the eve of the reopening of the rooms”, points to the same source who says the sector is currently facing a workforce crisis. , especially for fattening cooks and servers.
Professionals fear shortages, already concerned with manpower shortages, as they would be able to accommodate 50% of their capacity with a table of only 6% of people, apart from the end of state aid.