Chef opens nonprofit kitchen in Bellmore to provide jobs, food for those in need

A Long Island chef opened a nonprofit kitchen to provide food and employment for those in need.

News 12 Staff

Jan 5, 2021, 5:29 PM

Updated 1,198 days ago

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A Long Island chef opened a nonprofit kitchen to provide food and employment for those in need.
Ryan Carroll lost his job as a chef when the coronavirus pandemic began. That was when he started Carroll's Kitchen in Bellmore with the mission to help feed Long Islanders struggling due to the pandemic.
"We have a list, we know where everybody is that's hungry," Carroll says. "We have a team, we have food, we have the motivation."
The group of volunteers is made up of chefs and food industry workers unemployed due to the pandemic. So far, they have cooked over 33,000 meals for struggling Long Islanders.
A local business donated its trailer for storing food and uses its trucks to deliver meals to pantries and people's homes.
Carroll says people who are able to pay for meals can order from their website and 50% of proceeds go to various local organizations.
"We will be selling food through Uber Eats, DoorDash and GrubHub, and we have our own delivery drivers that will be delivering anywhere on Long Island," Carrol says.
The true spirit of the group of volunteers is gratitude in helping others.
"Sometimes we'll be here 10 hours a day, it all depends. But it's really worth it," says Alexadra Murray, a former Suez chef at MOMA.
If you know someone who could use a meal or if you'd like to order food from their site and help out others, you can visit the Carroll's Kitchen website


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