Thanks to our partnership with Revolution Foods, The New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI), and D’Livery NOLA, we were able to secure over $30 million in grants from FEMA and the City of New Orleans to feed our neighbors across Orleans Parish – while injecting badly needed funds into our culinary industry.

Lasting almost a year to the day, local restaurants created over 3.5 million healthy, original meals feeding 24,000 New Orleanians in this one of a kind program, while creating several hundred jobs in a time when employment opportunities were at their lowest point in the pandemic.

The French Culinary Brigade System has been in use for over a hundred years, New Orleanians have reimagined it into a true disaster response system.

The system is a true disaster response food machine. Bundling restaurants together within a brigade system, Chef’s Brigade has built a scalable, economic and powerful mechanism to feed thousands upon thousands of our food-insecure neighbors daily, while simultaneously providing badly needed funds to our local and independent restaurants, purveyors, and chefs.

Our united organization and coalition, now consisting of over 200 chefs, purveyors, and restaurateurs, has taken proven solutions from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Great Depression, and the Pandemic of 1918 and married them together with modern technologies and organized under a re-imagined culinary brigade system.

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