Citymeals was founded in 1981 by caring members of the culinary community. Since then, our friends in the food world have been essential in helping ensure a lifeline of nourishing meals for older New Yorkers in need. 

The Citymeals Culinary Circle was established by Board Members Chef Daniel Boulud and Chef Charlie Palmer to rally support from local chefs, restaurateurs and culinary influencers. Together, they support Citymeals through events and partnerships, volunteer opportunities and raising awareness of our mission.

Daniel Boulud on a delivery to a Citymeals on Wheels recipient in New York City.

The Culinary Circle chairs are Chef Aliyyah Baylor, Chef Daniel Boulud, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Bob Grimes, Suri Kasirer, Drew Nieporent and Chef Charlie Palmer.

See our map for all participating chefs and restaurants.

For more information about the Culinary Circle, please contact us

Culinary Circle Members

  • Acker Wines
  • Adan Mejia & Mina Newman, Sen Sakana
  • Akhtar Nawab, Alta Calidad
  • Al Coro
  • Alfred Portale, Portale Restaurant
  • Alex Guarnaschelli, Butter
  • Aliyyah Baylor, Make My Cake
  • Altamarea Group: Ai Fiori, Marea
  • Andrew Carmellini: Bar Primi, Cafe Carmellini, Carne Mare, The Dutch, Joe's Pub, Lafayette, Leuca, The Library, Locanda Verde, The Portrait Bar & Westlight
  • Ardian Skenderi, Taverna Kyclades
  • Billy Durney, Hometown Bar-B-Que
  • BonBon
  • Bruno's Bakery
  • Buddakan
  • Carolina Perego & Joe Gurrera, Citarella
  • Cecchi's Bar & Grill
  • Charlie Palmer: Aperibar & Charlie Palmer Steak IV
  • Cipriani: Bellini at Harry's Table & Cipriani South Street
  • Clock Tower
  • Colonie
  • Cosme Augilar, Casa Enrique
  • Craft
  • Crown Shy
  • Daniel Boulud: Bar Boulud, Blue Box Café, Café Boulud, DANIEL, Epicerie Boulud, Joji, Joji Box, Le Gratin, Le Pavillon & Maison Barnes
  • Elena Yamamoto, Bessou
  • Francie's
  • Hawksmoor
  • Helen Nyugen, Saigon Social
  • ilili
  • Indian Accent
  • Jacques Torres
  • Jean-George Vongerichten: ABC Kitchen, Nougatine at Jean-Georges & Tin Building by Jean-Georges
  • Jonathan Waxman: Barbuto & Jams
  • Junghyun Park: Atomix, Attaboy & Naro
  • Junior Borges
  • Katana Kitten
  • Kenta Goto, Bar Goto
  • Lafayette
  • L'Appart
  • Lauren DeSteno
  • Le Bernardin
  • Leah Cohen, Piggyback by Pig and Khao
  • Maialino
  • Majorelle
  • Marc Forgione: One Fifth & Forgione
  • Marcus Samuelsson: Ginny's Supper Club, Hav & Mar, Metropolis by Marcus, Red Rooster Harlem & Streetbird,
  • Maria Loi, Loi Estiatorio
  • Matt Abdoo, Stephen Fugate & Shane McBride, Pig Beach BBQ
  • Mathew Glazier (Glazier Works): Morgan’s BBQ & Tiny’s Cantina
  • Meaghan Dorman: Dear Irving & Raines Law Room
  • Mel's
  • Michael's
  • Mister Paradise
  • Morgan Jarrett, State Grill and Bar
  • Moussa Thiam, Revelie Luncheonette
  • New York Fifty-Seven
  • Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
  • Nobu Downtown
  • Oceana
  • PDT
  • Per Se
  • Porterhouse
  • Rainbow Room
  • Raoul’s
  • Resorts World NYC
  • Richard Sandoval, tán
  • Riverpark
  • Rocco DiSpirito
  • San Pietro
  • Sasha Zabar, Glace
  • Scott Conant, Cellaio
  • Shea Gallante, Lincoln Ristorante
  • Sixpoint Brewery
  • Seaborne
  • Stefano Secchi, Rezdôra
  • Stella 34 Trattoria
  • Super Bueno
  • Tatiana
  • T Bar Steak & Lounge
  • The Grand Tier
  • The Grill
  • The Happiest Hour
  • The Lambs Club
  • The Milling Room
  • The Modern
  • Tooker Alley
  • Toon Lau, Lil' Chef Mama
  • Tribeca Grill
  • Violette's Cellar
  • Zabar's