In the commercial kitchen at GSF’s Chicago Innovation Center, corporate chefs are preparing meals for 100 guests of four local Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) homes. Collaborating with Cargill, McCain Foods, Schreiber Foods and Griffith Foods, GSF chefs have helped cook up a variety of healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts over the past two weeks.
“We’re a small team of healthy professional chefs, following all food handling procedures and GSF protocols,” said Glenn Lewis, Senior Corporate Executive Chef for GSF. “McCain Foods, Griffith Foods and Schreiber Foods have donated ingredients, while Chef Stephen Giunta and I teamed up with Chef Donald Doubek from Cargill and culinary consultant Chef Gillian Lewis to safely produce and deliver this much-needed food.”
To support their RMHC neighbors through these uncertain times, the chefs plan to continue giving their time and culinary talents to make meals for the next month or more. Their efforts support the RMHC locations at Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Comer Children’s Hospital.
In an April 2 social media post, RMHC of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana recognized GSF and its partners as “meal heroes,” sharing that, “Our friends at Cargill told us, ‘Without Golden State Foods’ kitchen and chefs, we wouldn’t be able to do this. We are so thankful!’ As are we!”