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Chefs on Boats Program Brings together Fisherman and New Orleans Restaurateurs
The Chefs on Boats project is representative of an evolution of a nonprofit effort that formed quickly in 2020 called Chef’s Brigade.
Maritime journalist and cookbook author Troy Gilbert first conceived of the idea to pay chefs to prepare meals for first responders during times of hardship in 2005, in the aftermath of Katrina.
The waterborne visit was part of a New Orleans-based program called Chefs on Boats. It’s a growing effort to connect restaurant professionals with the people who harvest their seafood, with the aim of building better understanding and stronger allies…
Bins Let New Orleans Oyster Lovers Give Shells for Reefs
The Green Project, which runs a salvage store and paint recycling project, now has purple oyster collection bins outside, the coalition said in a news release Friday. People can drop off their empty oyster shells from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
$30M COVID-19 MEAL PROGRAM SUNSETS AFTER A FULL YEAR OF SERVICE
Today, the City of New Orleans announced the completion of the unprecedented $30M COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program, which provided twice-daily, restaurant-made meals to COVID-vulnerable residents for an entire year.
Dairy MAX and Chef’s Brigade Partner to Support the New Orleans Culinary Industry
During the height of the pandemic, a group of over 100 independent restaurants, purveyors and their staff banded together to support the culinary workforce through an alliance called Chef’s Brigade.
Use oyster shells and other wastes to help the coast
Food waste is the bane of restaurant kitchens. Waste directly impacts the financial bottom line, and chefs have long used creative methods to utilize as much of a plant or animal as possible in meal preparation.
A Partnership with City and Local Restaurants
The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the economy nationwide, causing more people to become food insecure than ever before. The residents of New Orleans were no exception to this.
Chefs Brigade delivers millions of meals, giving lifeline to New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — Chef’s Brigade, the emergency food assistance program in New Orleans is about to hit a major milestone: 2 million meals served. It started 8 months ago after the Coronavirus pandemic hit the city.
Chef’s Brigade Wins Ella Brennan ‘Stand Up for Your Hometown’ Award
When the meal program sunsets later this month, the brigade, which is now a coalition of more than 80 local restaurants, will have served approximately 3.3 million meals to more than 24,000 New Orleanians.
New Orleans announces COVID-19 meal program will sunset soon.
The City of New Orleans announced the near completion of its $30 million COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program, which has provided twice daily, restaurant-made meals to COVID-vulnerable residents for nearly a year.
US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults
PHOENIX (AP) — America is starting to claw its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but food insecurity persists, especially for children and older adults.
50 People and Places That Defined 2020
Since July, Chef’s Brigade has been providing three services: daily hot meals for homeless people; stocking refrigerated trucks at distribution points around the city where registered plan participants can pick up meals; and home delivery to every neighborhood in Orleans Parish (with delivery service provided by d’Livery NOLA).
2 million meals served
Chefs Brigade delivers millions of meals, giving a lifeline to New Orleans restaurants and residents needing food assistance
Unique COVID meal assistance program delivers restaurant food to Orleans Parish residents
A one-of-a-kind meal assistance program, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is making it possible for thousands of New Orleanians affected by COVID-19 to eat restaurant meals for free and without leaving home.
MyNewOrleans.com Food Lovers Guide
My Neworleans Food Lovers Guide covers 50 people and places that defined the New Orleans Restaurant Industry in 2020.
Chefs Brigade feeding first responders with military efficiency
Newell talks to Chefs Brigade founder Troy Gilbert about his organization’s efforts to feed first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic
How You Can Support NOLA Restaurants
At least two New Orleans groups are collecting donations to support local restaurants by ordering takeout, but they’re using the meals to help feed the first-responders and healthcare workers on the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Feeding One Industry to Save Another
As of today, Chefs Brigade NOLA is now comprised of 75 restaurants, chefs and purveyor partners, a number that is growing daily. T
Restaurants, Covid 19 and Chefs Brigade
Chef’s Brigade has free Friday lunch for New Orleans hospitality workers, musicians
A local group that sprang into action to support restaurants and feed local first responders today (April 17) is adding free lunch for laidoff hospitality workers and local musicians.
WWL: Chefs Brigade feeding first responders with military efficiency
Bayou Brief: Love In The Time Of Coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic has Peter Athas thinking about Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Flood. We’ve gone from “heckuva job, Brownie” to “heckuva job, Trumpy.”
First Draft: New Orleans needs your help.
New Orleans needs your help again. It’s hard not to feel helpless in these terrible times but there are people trying to make a difference.
Biz: Chefs Brigade bringing relief and support
Local healthcare workers and first responders are commonly eating out of vending machines and grabbing snacks wherever they can, while, at the same time, restaurants are struggling for business.
NOLA.com: New Orleans first responders get meals, restaurants get business
People on the front lines of the coronavirus fight still need to eat. Restaurants need business more than ever. A grassroots program starting this week is aimed at helping both.
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