There is no denying that this has been a wild ride and that the hospitality and events industry has been one of the worst affected by the COVID-19 shutdown. While this has been one of the toughest times for our industry, we also know we are a bunch of creative and resilient people.

Here at Secret Foodies, we’ve loved seeing some of the amazing things people have come up with to serve their community and make the best out of this difficult situation. So, here are a few businesses that have inspired us over the past few weeks.

George and Smee

Sydney-based event stylist and florist George and Smee have opened up their beautiful studio space to be hired for virtual experiences. The space is the perfect backdrop for digital events, workshops, classes and so much more. Plus, the team is also hiring out many of their props and decorations to help Sydneysiderscreate the perfect space for virtual experiences in your own home. Need a beautiful backdrop for your next important Zoom meeting? You know who to call.

Food Rascal

Culinary consultancy business Food Rascal has just launched a new venture, Food Rascal House, creating cook-at-home meal kits. Featuring a selection of smoked meats, DIY burger kits, sides, condiments and drinks, most of the meal is made for you which means all you need to do is reheat, assemble and enjoy. 

The Sam Prince Hospitality Group

The group behind some of our favourite CBD venues (INDU, Méjico and Kid Kyoto) have created a series of mouthwatering dishes to be enjoyed at home. Known for serving some of the best food in town, expect an array of gourmet meal boxes to suit every taste. Dig into a Feast Box for two ($60) to elevate your weeknight dinner or go all-out with a Deluxe Box for two ($80). With delivery available Sydney-wide you can now enjoy a 3-course meal at home and with minimal preparation required (perfect for every home cook, beginners included!). Plus, you can even add-on cocktails and delicious wine packs (because a Mexican feast wouldn’t be complete without a Margarita, right?). Find out more here

Style Anarchy

Central Coast-based event styling and floral company Style Anarchy have pivoted their business to offer daily deliveries of beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets. Owner Sam made the shift to ensure all the florals from cancelled wedding bookings didn’t go to waste, with the offering so successful they decided to keep it going. These modern, affordable bunches are made daily and include contactless delivery to Newcastle, the Central Coast and Sydney. What’s even better is that Style Anarchy has teamed up with another local business, Distillery Botanica, to create Mother’s Day hampers to spoil mums across the area. Booze and buds, what’s not to love?


What great business initiatives have you seen during COVID-19. Reach out we’d love to know