For us to help, we need help.

From Hurricane Beryl to fires in Ruidoso, and every crisis in between, Southern Smoke Foundation is there for food and beverage workers. We keep families safe in their homes. We keep the lights on for thousands. We keep the industry moving.

Application Deadlines
Ruidoso fires: Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Hurricane Beryl: Friday, August 16, 2024

For us to grant emergency relief funds to our applicants, we need funding, too.

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Pastry chef and partner at Emmer & Rye, Hestia, Kalimotxo, Henbit, TLV, and Canje, Tavel Bristol-Joseph began his culinary journey baking with his aunt in Guyana. Moving to America at age 17, Bristol-Joseph attended the New York Restaurant School, and worked in establishments both in New York and Tucson, Arizona. Upon meeting Kevin Fink, Bristol-Joseph moved to Austin, Texas and opened Emmer & Rye in 2015. Hestia earned Best New Restaurant in America honors from Robb Report, and Canje was listed as one of The New York Times’ Best Restaurants of 2022. Additionally, Bristol-Joseph was named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs of 2020.