SRE In The Community

Spokane Restaurant Equipment at Big Table's "Eat Around The World" Fall Fundraiser.

The team at SRE stamped our passports and boarded a fun filled evening of music, food, and auctioning! For the second year in a row, Spokane Restaurant Equipment was proud to attend the 2017 Spokane Big Table "Eat Around the World" Fall Fundraiser.

Big Table is a non-profit organization who has made it their mission to serve the members of the restaurant and hospitality industry that are in crisis. Thanks to the generosity of everyone involved, Big Table raised tens of thousands of dollars in a single night. Proceeds from the evening will go toward helping local restaurant and hospitality workers connect with much needed services.

Big Table exists to see the lives of those working in the restaurant and hospitality industry transformed by building community around shared meals and caring for those in crisis, transition, or falling through the cracks.

-Big Table Mission Statement
Key Note Speaker at Big Table Auction

Guests of the event were treated to gourmet food and drink from around the world. This year featured dishes from China, Greece, and Peru. And for desert, the SRE team got to enjoy poached pear!

The music of the evening was provided by Spokane's very own Milonga. Milonga, which means, "to party or dance," is exactly what we did. SRE thanks this very talented band for such an enjoyable performance. To learn more about Milonga, click Here.

More About Spokane Big Table

A 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study found that food service workers, waiters and waitresses, and hospitality workers make up the largest group of employed people in the nation. In short, more people in the US work in the restaurant and hospitality industry than any other. Food service employees work more hours, suffer higher divorce rates, and are almost twice as likely to develop drug or alcohol addiction issues as compared to other industries. Yet, there are no services to support the people in this industry when they face crisis.

That is why Kevin Finch founded Big Table in 2009. His vision was to create an organization that could provide for the comprehensive needs of the people in the restaurant and hospitality business. Big Table separates itself from many other non-profit organizations because they focus on building a relationship with the people they serve. Big Table will help people find housing and transportation, addiction recovery services, counseling services, dental and medical care, and nearly anything else to help improve the quality of life of their referrals. However, what many people don't see is Big Table's daily interaction with those they serve. Big Table makes a point of caring on a personal level as well meeting physical needs.

Spokane Restaurant Equipment is proud to support Big Table. This wonderful organization has many opportunities to get involved. If you would like to donate, volunteer, or learn more about Big Table, please click the button below.

More About SRE In the Community

Spokane Restaurant Equipment is a family owned business that has been proudly serving the Inland Northwest for over 40 years. Spokane is our home and we are committed to being good neighbors. Whether it be by providing outstanding products and services, contributing to local events and organizations, or supporting new restaurant owners and entrepreneurs, we are proud to be a partner in success to the local restaurant and hospitality industry.

Be sure to visit this page frequently to see what what we are doing in the area now. If you are interested in how Spokane Restaurant Equipment can be a partner in your success, we would love to hear from you. Click the button below to send us a message. And, as always, you are welcome to drop by the store. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Spokane.

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