NHS key workers are being treated to delicious free meals courtesy of D&D London
The luxury restaurant group is providing 2,000 meals per day to frontline staff
With the UK still in the throes of the Coronavirus pandemic – and lockdown firmly in place for at least three more weeks – NHS charities and hospitals are in as much need of our continued support as ever, as they go above and beyond to care for patients.
The latest company to offer its services for the cause is none other than luxury restaurant group D&D London, which has stepped in to support key workers on the front line the only way it knows how: by providing them with an astonishing 2,000 delicious meals per day. For free!
Led by Henry Osborn, head chef at Alexander & Björck, the initiative is made possible by an army of furloughed D&D volunteers – from chefs (Angler’s Gary Foulkes, Le Pont de la Tour’s Tony Fleming and 20 Stories’ Mike Jennings) to head office and management employees.
Operating from restaurants Butlers Wharf Chophouse, Radici and 20 Stories, the team has come together not only to prepare, but also to deliver freshly cooked meals to NHS staff at West Middlesex Hospitals, St Barts Hospitals, St John’s Ambulance Service and Manchester Royal Infirmary.
The Hildon Foundation is helping to make D&D London’s noble contributions possible. Operations at Radici are also being supported by the #HelpThemHelpUs charity: a network founded and staffed by frontline NHS workers, Dr Dominic Pimienta and football legend Joe Cole.
The kitchen of D&D London’s Le Pont de la Tour is also being utilised by Michelin Starred chef Larry Jayasekara and his team, who are preparing and delivering hot meals daily to the frontline teams at University College Hospitals.
But D&D’s monumental efforts don’t stop there. Next week, the group will be expanding its volunteering efforts across the UK (and even as far as its queensyard restaurant in New York City).
You can find out more about D&D London’s restaurants here.