Chefs Deliver

From our founding in 1981, the chef and restaurant community have been integral in Citymeals’ history. In 2014, Citymeals Board Chair Chef Daniel Boulud and Board Member Chef Charlie Palmer assembled a group for the first Chefs Deliver, an initiative that provides a special meal — and a visit — to homebound elderly New Yorkers. 

Chefs Deliver brings together a rotating cast of culinary stars who lend their talents to Citymeals – cooking and often personally delivering meals right to the doors of homebound elderly New Yorkers. The special meals are a welcome treat for our recipients who can no longer enjoy the simple pleasure of going out to eat.

Past participants include Alfred Portale, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Amanda Freitag and Marc Forgione. 

We tend to take for granted how easy it is to go grab lunch at a great restaurant. But for so many people that is simply not an option.

– Chef Charlie Palmer

To learn more about the Chefs Deliver, contact Citymeals' Events & Partnership department at