Executive Chef John Keller Creates Relief Kitchen Benefitting Hurricane Sandy Victims In NYC
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 16, 2012, Dinner on Ludlow Executive Chef, John Keller, set up the Dinner on Ludlow Relief Kitchen at Guyon Rescue to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy in the New York City borough of Staten Island.
Wanting to help New Yorkers affected by the devastating storm, Executive Chef Keller devised the pop up kitchen concept with the goal to not only provide hot meals at this 24 hour relief center, but to create an atmosphere that would serve home cooked comfort foods to the victims displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
"I feel that we are such a media and technology based society that if an issue isn't constantly in the forefront of the media, then it becomes forgotten," said Keller. "When I heard about the tireless efforts the Staten Island residents serving Guyon Rescue put together to help their own community, I felt an immediate need to not only raise awareness for the local charity funding the center, World of Women, but also for the extreme devastation the surrounding communities are faced with. My job as a chef is to create great food and an atmosphere where patrons enjoy themselves and feel at home. I feel that the Dinner on Ludlow Relief Kitchen will help displaced residents in Staten Island feel a sense of home, if only for a few hours."
With the support of the Dinner on Ludlow partners, Executive Chef Keller put together a menu that included Beef and Vegetable Stew, Herb Roasted Chicken, Garlic Sauteed Cauliflower and Broccoli, Chive mashed potatoes and Mixed Greens Salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette. The pop up kitchen fed approximately 200 people.
In addition to the pop up kitchen, Dinner on Ludlow will be raising funds for the Guyon Center this weekend at the Manhattan based restaurant to assist in maintaining the relief effort.
Patrons are encouraged to visit the restaurant to help continue the relief efforts in the area.
About John Keller:
Executive Chef John Keller brings over fifteen years of culinary experience to Dinner on Ludlow, creating a menu which boats fresh ingredients from local purveyors while showcasing a varied selection of modern American comfort foods that manages to be both wildly innovative and pleasingly familiar.His culinary education and passion for challenging the ways people view and taste food has landed him in the pages of The New York Times, New York Magazine and a contestant on the Food Network's wildly successful reality based cooking series, Chopped.
About Dinner on Ludlow:
Dinner on Ludlow is located at 95 Delancey Street (Southwest Corner of Ludlow and Delancey) in New York City. Please call (212)228-0909 for all information regarding dinner and private dining reservations.
About Guyon Rescue:
Guyon Rescue is a 100% grassroots, volunteer, non-governmental organization providing immediate assistance to the families of Staten Island affected by Hurricane Sandy. In coordination with non-profit agencies, friends, and donors, Guyon Rescue provides 24-hour food, supplies and disaster recovery assistance. Guyon Rescue is committed to the outreach, coordination, demolition, and rebuilding efforts in Staten Island.
SOURCE Dinner on Ludlow