The hospitality industry has really come together to make life easier on doctors and nurses amid the coronavirus pandemic. Destination venues in the UK are volunteering to provide free vacations to healthcare workers once travel restrictions are lifted and hotels in the US are offering free lodging to healthcare personnel to make commuting and social distancing easier. Now, a celebrity chef is offering doctors and nurses free meals for the rest of the year at all of his restaurants.
In a recent tweet, Chef José Andrés promised that doctors and nurses will eat for free at his restaurants for the rest of the year, once they reopen.
This is my promise! My mom and dad, and uncle, and godmother were nurses, doctors, pharmacist! When I reopen my restaurants, I hope I will, every active Doctor and Nurse will eat for free for the rest of the year! Thankful #HeroesOfCovid19 @thinkfoodgroup https://t.co/HU1oHrbD5y
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) April 3, 2020
“This is my promise! My mom and dad, and uncle, and godmother were nurses, doctors, pharmacist! When I reopen my restaurants, I hope I will, every active Doctor and Nurse will eat for free for the rest of the year!”
Andrés is no stranger to giving back during this crisis. As the founder of the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen, he has helped to deliver meals to quarantined cruise ship passengers in Japan and California. His team is also serving over 100,000 meals every day across the US to help those who are struggling to put food on the table during the pandemic.