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We’ll be Right Back features interviews with business owners, thought leaders, civil servants, and individuals from every corner of the service industry. We discuss policy, business strategies, and grassroots initiatives happening across New Orleans, as we all adapt and chart a new path forward post-COVID-19.

Apr 30, 2020

On this week's episode of We'll be Right Back, we are joined by Toure Folkes, the executive director of Turning Tables ( here in New Orleans. Toure talks about the impact of Covid-19 on Turning Tables, the unique challenges black-owned businesses experienced before Covid-19 that are now amplified and brought more to light, and the importance of food security and mental wellness during this time (as well as how you can help!)


Every episode we like to mention an amazing group or individual contributing to the relief effort. Today, we’d like to highlight and encourage you all to check out Chef’s BrigadeChef’s Brigade is a collection of New Orleans restaurants, chefs, and servers feeding healthcare workers and first responders while financially supporting independent restaurants, culinary talent, and service industry in the community. For more information, head to


Toure mentioned the wonderful Liberty's Kitchen! Learn more about their mission and how you can help here:


Oyster Sunday has just launched an amazing resource for restaurant owners, the "Reopening Critical Path." The Reopening Critical Path is a thorough, interactive tool for business owners/operators to plan for how they can thoughtfully and effectively reopen their doors as we slowly begin our transition to "the new normal." Learn more here: 


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