In 1981, restaurant critic Gael Greene founded Citymeals on Wheels after reading a New York Times article about the homebound elderly having nothing to eat on weekends and holidays. She rallied her friends in the food world, raising $35,000 to provide meals for her homebound older neighbors that Christmas.

Chef Daniel Boulud and team show support for Citymeals on Wheels as part of Chefs' Tribute 2018

Citymeals remains deeply rooted in New York City's vibrant culinary community to this day. In 2016, board members Chef Daniel Boulud and Chef Charlie Palmer created the Citymeals Culinary Circle, a group of local chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, editors and culinary influencers. They run partnership promotions, deliver meals, and host and participate in Citymeals events, all while spreading awareness about our mission. 

For more information about the Culinary Circle, contact our Events and Partnerships Team: