A New Donation-Driven Online Cooking And Cocktail School Has Launched To Help Out Hospo

Drink, Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 17 April 2020

Make the most of your time at home by tuning into the digital culinary school and donation-driven website, HelpOutHospo.

The reality of life at home is beginning to set in for many Aussie. And for foodies, finding new dishes to create at home is a continual challenge. But if you’re looking for a practical way to support venues impacted by COVID-19 and learn something new all at the same time, this new not-for-profit initiative will be right up your alley.

On a mission to provide much-need financial support to hospitality workers and venues, HelpOutHospo is the new donation-driven website created by Momento Hospitality. The concept is simple: the website will act as a donation-driver for the hospitality industry, enabling consumers to purchase cooking and cocktail training videos or make a donation to support stood-down hospo workers (who aren’t eligible for the government’s JobKeeper payment). Plus, for venues who have had to close their doors, they can join the initiative by sharing video content to the platform (with all profits to be returned to the restaurant and their team).


Since launching earlier this month, HelpOutHospo has already garnered the support of industry heavyweights including chef Matt Moran, Luke Mangan and Neil Perry. For Moran (co-owner and distinguished restauranteur behind Sydney’s Aria, Chiswick and Barangaroo House), he believes now more than ever initiatives such as these are needed to make a meaningful impact. “As an industry, we have a responsibility to care for own during this tough time. Initiatives like HelpOutHospo give 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,” Moran explains.

For punters wanting to gain access to this hub of how-to videos, you can access this expert video content starting from just $10 per video course. From a crash course on mastering roast porchetta to how to nail an indulgent mushroom risotto as well as step-by-step guides to shaking the perfect Old Fashion or Dry Martini, you’re bound to learn something new.

To find out more about the HelpOutHospo, supported by Carlton & United Breweries (producers of Pure Blonde beer) and Brown Forman (producers of Jack Daniels Tennessee Whisky, and to start watching these online culinary lessons, click here.

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