After Chef David Hawksworth temporarily shuttered the doors at his celebrated Hawksworth Restaurant, Nightingale and two Bel Cafés last week, in an effort to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, he began to help fuel the front line medical staff at St. Paul’s Hospital while he developed a new take-out menu and delivery service for restaurant patrons.
“It just felt like the right thing to do,” says Chef Hawksworth. “These medical teams are the real heroes in all of this; they’ve put themselves on the front line every single day and we need to support them and show our appreciation for what they do.”
It may be a small gesture but it’s one that is appreciated, as these comments illustrate:
I’m a physician at City Centre Urgent Care centre. I’ve been a regular at the restaurant for a while, but wanted to say thank you so much for the food you provided to us at work yesterday. Among all the struggles people are going through it’s great to see such acts of kindness.
Thank you for your kind gesture of meals for the front line hospital employees….you made a difference (and the food is amazing!).
Join us in supporting our front line medical teams at St. Paul’s Hospital by ordering from Nightingale’s take-out menu. $2 from every order will support this important program.
Chef Hawksworth is also currently developing family meal recipes for home freezers in a bid to keep Vancouver nurtured and nourished during the pandemic – stay tuned for more on that soon.