Greg Baxtrom

From his Brooklyn location, Greg led the New York Hospitality Coalition, a trade union coalition to exchange information and work together to put pressure on the authorities in New York to respond to the pandemic. In partnership with Maker’s Mark and the Ed Lee Initiative, he transformed his Olmsted restaurant into a food bank and community support centre. Also, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Baxtrom opened his Maison Yaki restaurant space to black chefs, bartenders and entrepreneurs for the foreseeable future. Baxtrom wanted to offer the space to bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement and those using the Maison Yaki space can serve food from the restaurant’s front window.