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Luxury NYC restaurant reopens to make meals for first responders

The three Michelin-starred restaurant, closed to the public due to COVID-19, has converted into a commissary kitchen producing 2,000 meals a day


By Laura French

NEW YORK — A luxury restaurant in New York City that was forced to close due to COVID-19 has reopened as a commissary kitchen to produce thousands of meals for first responders, healthcare workers and others in need.

Eleven Madison Park, a three Michelin-starred restaurant once dubbed “the world’s best restaurant,” has partnered with non-profit Rethink Food NYC to produce and deliver about 2,000 meals per day, according to CNN.

“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,” Chef Daniel Humm wrote on Instagram. “I believe the storm is still coming, and will be for some time, and if we can do just a little something, these dark days can be just a bit brighter.”

The meals are prepared at Eleven Madison Park and delivered by Rethink Food NYC to first responders, hospitals and communities that are struggling due to the closing of many food banks amidst the pandemic.