BA Craftmade Aprons and Tattersall Donate Re-opening Kits

Kate Meier has four adult children in the hospitality industry, which is how she got into making professional aprons and helping start a foundation to offer financial assistance to restaurant workers in need.

The team at BA Craftmade Aprons is offering 75 free "Hospitality Health and Safety Kits" to Twin Cities restaurant locations that are beginning to reopen, as part of their Project Black & Blue initiative, which has given back thousands of dollars to people in the hospitality field who have faced hardship over the past year.

Owners Kate Meier and Trent Taher teamed up with Tattersall Distilling to make and distribute these kits. In March, Craftmade started making cloth facemasks to help protect foodservice workers, and is using those proceeds in combination with some pay-it-forward cash donations to assemble 75 kits. Taher says the organization has raised $37,500 through sales and donations to help make this possible.

Included in the kits

• 4 one-gallon jugs of sanitizer from Tattersall

• 1 contactless thermometer

•  20 cloth face masks

After the 75 initial kits are handed out, there will be an additional 25 kits for sale that can be kept or donated to the restaurant of your choice.

If you’d like to nominate someone to receive a kit, go the BA Craftmade apron website or send an email to

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