La Table is helping spearhead a way for chefs and restaurant owners across the US to contribute to Houston’s recovery after Hurricane Harvey. It’s called Hospitality for Houston, and it’s a central program from La Table and New York investment firm Invest Hospitality for hospitality professionals who want to raise money for those affected by the hurricane.
So far, chefs like Joel Robuchon, Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio, Phil Suarez of ABC Kitchen and Will Guidara and Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park are all onboard.
“Because of our presence in Houston with La Table, many of our colleagues around the country asked how they could help support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We saw an opportunity to coordinate these incredible efforts under a common umbrella, pool our resources, and inspire others in the industry to join us,” explained Invest Hospitality CEO Alex Gaudelet said in a press release. “Houston’s recovery will be long and tedious, and our goal is to be able to help rebuild the community in the weeks, months, and years to come.”
Hospitality for Houston’s already raised $200,000 in addition to in-kind donations and matching initiatives. Proceeds will benefit the Houston Food Bank, Kids’ Meals and the Recipe for Success Foundation.
- How Hurricane Harvey Is Affecting Houston’s Restaurant Employees [Eater Houston]
- Scenes from the Houston Food Bank's Harvey Relief Efforts [Eater Houston]
- Hospitality for Houston [Official Site]