Guyana Restaurant Week will return this month but under strict COVID-19 regulations and with its focus on delivery options. This event is one of the country’s most popular and usually a big tourist attraction but because of the global pandemic, new protocols will be introduced.
Mitra Ramkumar, head of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana said that restaurants will be operating in a safe environment. Ramkumar said restaurants will be focusing on delivery services because many restaurants do not have the capacity for outdoor dining.
Guyana Restaurant Week runs from Nov. 20-29. The event is usually held twice yearly but this is the first time so far this year. Tables will be spaced at a distance of about 2 metres.
Menus will be displayed on chalkboards, or on biodegradable or disposable menus. Where not possible, the menus will be sanitised after each guest interaction. Tables in the dining areas will be wiped and sanitised before a new group of guests are seated. Condiments will be brought to the table in single-use, single-serve packaging, while cutlery will be provided in a closed, paper sleeve. A napkin will also be provided.