NEW YORK: Daniel Humm, chef of Eleven Madison Park in New York has reopened his three Michelin star restaurant kitchen and turned it into a commissary kitchen with the goal of producing thousands of meals each day for those who are working on the front lines and those who have been deeply effected by the current crisis.
After closing the restaurant and creating an auction in aid of his staff, the award winning chef said he had been struggling with what do since since they closed the doors to their restaurants. “All our worlds have been turned upside down. We need to stay safe, we need to protect each other and the vulnerable.”
“But I need to help New York City, it’s given so much to me, even if I can help just a little bit,” he said.
To date, New York has been the hardest hit in the United States.
“With our friends at Rethink Food NYC who have partnered with American Express we found the answer. We are blessed to have a beautiful and spacious restaurant and kitchen, we have a team that is looking to work, to cook. The city needs food to help those in need,”
Started on Wednesday, Eleven Madison Park has served 2017 meals on its second day as a commissary kitchen.
Daniel Humm said he believed the storm was still coming, and will be here for some time. “These dark days can just be a little bit brighter.”
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