Guest Chefs Cosme Aguilar, Renata Ameni, Curtis Duffy, Angie Mar and Patrick O'Connell Joined Chef Boulud at Restaurant DANIEL to Support Homebound Elderly New Yorkers

(Monday, March 14, 2022 – New York, NY) – Last night, guests joined Citymeals on Wheels Board Co-President Chef Daniel Boulud and celebrated guest chefs for the 24th Annual Sunday Supper at Restaurant DANIEL. The annual event raised over $960,000, 100% of which will be used to prepare and deliver more than 120,000 meals to New York City’s homebound elderly.

Guest chefs for the evening included: Cosme Aguilar of Casa Enrique (New York), Renata Ameni of Crown Shy (New York), Curtis Duffy of Ever (Chicago), Angie Mar of Les Trois Chevaux (New York), and Patrick O'Connell of The Inn at Little Washington (Virginia).

“Citymeals has been a helping hand to homebound elderly New Yorkers during the pandemic,” said Chef Daniel Boulud. “It was great to come together, once again, in support of this essential organization, one that is very close to my heart. Many thanks to all of our guest chefs, sponsors, friends, and supporters who contributed to yet another unforgettable Sunday Supper at Restaurant DANIEL”

During the cocktail hour, canapés included: Roasted Garlic Custard in Egg Shell with Sunchoke and Parmesan Foam from Chef Patrick O’Connell, Ceviche de Pescado and SRF Steak Tartare Tostada from Chef Cosme Aguilar, Warm Focaccia with Jamón, Elixer and Manchego from Chef Curtis Duffy, and "Truffles & Caviar" from Chef Angie Mar.

The lavish three-course dinner included: Chef Curtis Duffy’s Frozen Hamachi with Finger Lime, Mint, Coconut and Basil; Chef Patrick O'Connell’s Chartreuse of Lobster and Savoy Cabbage Caviar Beurre Blanc; and Chef Eddy Leroux and Chef Angie Mar’s Pennsylvania Roasted Pheasant with Red Wine Cipollini, Celery, Red Tardivo Bartlett Pear and Braised Leg Pot Pie. Desserts included Chef Shaun Velez’s Caribbean Chocolate with Passion Fruit Jam and Provence Olive Oil Biscuit and Chef Renata Ameni’s Coconut Cheesecake with Pineapple and Thyme.

Fine wines accompanied each course, chosen by Head Sommelier at Restaurant DANIEL Chris Dooley.

The evening honored Marc Holliday, Chairman and CEO of SL Green Realty and Food 1st Foundation, for his support throughout the pandemic, helping to nourish vulnerable older New Yorkers and revive the city’s hospitality industry.

Event co-chairs for the 24th Annual Sunday Supper were Marika and Neil Bender, Ellen and Robert S. Grimes and Lisa Rosenblum.

“We are grateful to Chef Daniel Boulud for his unwavering support helping us nourish homebound elderly New Yorkers, not only tonight but throughout the pandemic,” said Beth Shapiro, Executive Director of Citymeals on Wheels. “We also thank tonight’s honoree, Marc Holliday of SL Green, whose support through the Food 1st Foundation enabled Chef Boulud’s team to prepare more than 280,000 meals for Citymeals recipients during the pandemic. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we are lucky to have such dedicated friends.”

For more than twenty years, Chef Boulud has hosted this intimate dinner, inviting notable culinary talents to join him in the kitchen to prepare and serve a sumptuous and inventive multi-course menu. Over the years, Sunday Supper at Restaurant DANIEL has raised more than $12 million to fund home-delivered meals for vulnerable New Yorkers too old and frail to shop or cook for themselves.

This event comes as Citymeals marks its 40th anniversary. Citymeals delivered its first holiday meal in 1981 and the organization has become woven into the fabric of the city, delivering 65 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals since its founding. Today, Citymeals is the largest nonprofit meals on wheels program in the country. 

Since the start of the pandemic, Citymeals has delivered over 5 million meals to vulnerable older New Yorkers. The organization is now serving nearly 20,000 meal recipients – a 10% increase since the start of the crisis. Additionally, Chef Boulud and staff in his commissary kitchen helped to prepare nearly 280,000 emergency meals for Citymeals recipients during the pandemic. In a typical year, Citymeals prepares and delivers more than 2 million weekend, holiday and emergency meals for the frail aged.

The evening included live and silent auctions featuring a sculpture by artist Peter Anton, one-of-a-kind travel and dining experiences, specialty gourmet selections, and rare and large format wines.

Sponsors of Sunday Supper included Citymeals’ Official Airline American Airlines and Official Water FIJI Water.



Citymeals on Wheels ( provides a continuous lifeline of nourishing meals and vital companionship to nearly 20,000 homebound elderly New Yorkers. Working in partnership with community-based organizations and senior centers, Citymeals has prepared and delivered nearly    5 million weekend, holiday, and emergency meals since the start of the pandemic. Last year, 19,865 volunteers gave more than 82,000 hours of time to Citymeals’ mission.

Since its founding in 1981, Citymeals has relied on the generosity of its Board of Directors, the City of New York, sponsors and other designated gifts to cover administrative costs. This ensures that 100% of all public donations will be used entirely for the preparation and delivery of meals.