CHARLEROI: With not much to do after a government decree to close restaurants, a group of chefs from around Charleroi started Chefs Carolos Solidaires, a non-profit organisation, aimed at delivering food to staff working incessantly in hospitals.
On the first day, the founder of the organisation, Constantino Longo, together with a group of chefs prepared some soup that was delivered for lunch in one of the hospitals in the Belgian city.
But they were not aware that the response to this initiative would be huge.
Since then, thanks to donations from various organisations and interest from other chefs, they have been delivering food made by chefs to staff in hospitals that have been hit by the COVID-19 crisis in various cities around Belgium.
The chefs that have founded the association are Fabrizzio Chirico of La Table de La Manufacture urbaine, Alain Stennier of Le Substrat, Tienchin of Esprit Bouddha and Tolis Lalos of Fetavie. Others have in the meantime joined them.
In a few days, what started off as a small initiative has turned into an operation that serves lunch and dinner to various hospitals not just in Charleroi.
While many suppliers are donating food that is cooked in the various restaurant kitchens, the association has reached an agreement with Nos amis de la rue asbl to receive donations on their behalf. Details below. Donations serve to buy material that will help the chefs to continue serving their food to various hospitals.
There is now a possibility to also donate