HospoLive, a free Facebook Live stream created to upskill, inspire and connect furloughed workers during the Coronavirus pandemic, has gone worldwide, reaching over 80,000 people in 51 countries, since its launch.
The stream, which was launched by Think Hospitality and Flow Hospitality, with the support of Fleet Street Communications and a huge number of volunteers, covers a number of key areas, including health, wellness, hospitality training and live cooking segments, clearly demonstrates the resourceful and collaborative nature of the hospitality industry, as it faces down the biggest challenge it has ever faced.
The channel, which runs from 8.30-18.00, boasts an impressive and diverse content line-up spanning all sectors and roles within the hospitality industry, including tutorials and guidance from celebrities, industry icons and wellness professionals.
These include: actor & vineyard owner Sam Neill; MasterChef winners, Shelina Permalloo, Simon Wood & Jane Devonshire; former dragon and serial investor, Sarah Willingham; Michelin starred chefs, Simon Rogan and Paul Ainsworth; and industry icons, Jeremy King, JJ Goodman, and Mr Lyan.
James Hacon, Chief Executive at Think Hospitality commented: “We started this stream so that we could engage this smart, erudite community, whilst many were furloughed. Social media is an incredibly powerful tool, allowing us to reach out and engage tens of thousands of people directly. We very much see this as the future, the launch of dedicated industry TV channels online, if you will, especially in the wake of this situation where people are becoming ever used to communicating and learning online.”
HospoLive is broadcast Monday-Friday through Facebook Live.