TOKARA reopening with “Deli Essentials”

The easing of the restrictions to Level 4 has enabled TOKARA Deli to open its doors selling essential produce and getting some employees working again. 

Shoppers can stock up on TOKARA’s farm-fresh produce and freshly baked goods at TOKARA Deli Essentials, which is now open daily for the duration of the lockdown on the landmark Stellenbosch Wine and Olive Estate.

Baking in progress at the Tokara Deli.
Baking in progress at the Tokara Deli.
Chef Stephanie de Wet.
Chef Stephanie de Wet.

Farm favourites

The assortment on offer includes freshly baked bread, pastries, home-made biscuits and rusks, TOKARA extra virgin olive oil, milk, eggs, cheese, charcuterie, sandwiches, coffee beans and hot take away coffee. The essential food items offered will be expended as more regulars find their way back to Tokara Deli instead of having to go to a supermarket.

“We launched Deli Essentials as a first step of our lockdown offering, while details of a to-go food service and various meal-kit offerings will be announced shortly,” says Wilhelm Kühn, owner-operator of TOKARA Restaurant and Deli.

Reaching out to help those in need

“Almost 80% of respondents of a survey on our planned food delivery service said that they would happily contribute to a support and feeding scheme for those TOKARA Restaurant and Deli employees who aren’t able to return to work yet due to the COVID-19 countrywide lockdown. We hope to involve more employees as we initiate various phases of our lockdown strategy and that the generosity of our customers would further help to alleviate the plight those who are languishing at home.”  

Safety first

Kühn also assures that visitors may rest easy that the business is maintaining the highest level of hygiene measures to ensure the health and safety of customers and staff members. Strict conditions, including the wearing a face masks and complying with social distancing guidelines are mandatory for anyone entering TOKARA Deli Essentials. The temperature of all customers will be checked with a no-touch infrared thermometer at the entrance where hand disinfectant will be available. Disinfectant wipes will also be available at the pay-point. No hot meals will be available and no inside or outside seating is provided. The TOKARA Deli Playground remains closed to the public.

TOKARA Deli Essentials is open seven days a week from 07H00 until 15H00 for take-away purchases only. Call 021-8085950 or email deli@tokara.com for further details.

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