D&D London is supporting NHS charities and hospitals by providing over 2,000 free meals a day to key workers across the UK.
Led by Alexander & Björck’s Head Chef Henry Osborn, D&D London is utilising its UK restaurants with help from many of its furloughed staff.
A combination of volunteers including D&D chefs and their restaurant brigades (Gary Foulkes from Angler, Tony Fleming from Le Pont de la Tour and Mike Jennings from 20 Stories), management and head office employees are operating from Butlers Wharf Chophouse, Radici and 20 Stories in Manchester to prepare and deliver fresh meals daily, to hospitals and NHS staff.
With support from The Hildon Foundation, D&D are feeding frontline workers at West Middlesex Hospitals, St Barts Hospitals, St Johns Ambulance service and Manchester Royal Infirmary. In addition, the operation at Radici, led by Chef Patron Francesco Mazzei (also of Sartoria & Fiume restaurants) are working with the #HelpThemHelpUs charity; a network founded and staffed by frontline NHS workers, Dr Dominic Pimenta and Ex Chelsea footballer 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 of University College Hospitals.
D&D London will be expanding its volunteering efforts across the UK and to its NYC restaurant, queensyard, Hudson Yards next week.