Kitchensurfing chefs cooking for those in need #Sandy

Nothing Restores Humanity Like a Hot Meal

Hurricane Sandy did a number on New York. While much of the city is returning to normal life, parts of the city are devastated.

At Kitchensurfing, we had an interesting week. But the best part of
the week was being inspired by the chefs in our community. We got a call
on Thursday from chefs that were headed to the Rockaways to prepare hot
food for those in need. We sponsored them and we were shocked to hear
the return report. We’ve decided to use our skills to help support our
chefs that want to help.

Support Chefs for Sandy

In several communities around New York, people still don’t have
power, and many are homeless. There’s emergency relief in place and it
is not enough.

A hot meal is humanizing in a way that little else can be. There’s
looting, people are afraid, it’s cold, and this week is bringing more
bad weather. Kitchensurfing stands for a kind of grassroots hospitality
and a belief that breaking bread with someone can right many wrongs.
We’re jumping in to help with things that the internet is good at:
connecting people together to share and pool resources.


  1. We’re looking for supporters to make small financial contributions towards food costs as our chefs work the kitchens.
  2. We have Kitchensurfing chefs donating their time and skills prepping hot dishes for hard hit areas.
  3. We’ve fronted the cost of transportation to shuttle hot food. We’re going to be partnering with others to shuttle.
  4. We’re subsidizing the ingredients cost for these chefs
  5. We’ve got multiple commissaries that are donating their space for our chefs to come and cook together

Support Chefs for Sandy

Comments (Archived):

  1. christmasgorilla

    Thanks, Joanne!

  2. awaldstein

    There a food truck association that we’ve been donating to that trucks in food. This felt right to us.And living downtown looking at Staten Island which was devastated the neighbors have been buying SUV loads of blankets and supplies.Nothing is normal yet…

  3. borahm

    Thanks Joanne! We heard that 16 Kitchensurfing Chefs delivered today more than 1000 Meals to People in Rockaway and Redhook. We will continue the project for couple more days. Amazing Support.

  4. AG

    So great you’re doing this and bringing attention to it. It’s amazing how little the extent of the disaster in these areas has been covered on the news.

  5. David Spinks

    This is amazing. Love you guys. If it’s possible, it would be amazing if you could get some help out to Long Beach. It was hit just as hard as the rockaways and many of the other devastated communities. There’s no power, water, sewage, etc. and the great majority if people who lived there were flooded and now homeless.Posted a lot more info here:…¬if_t=likeKeep up the hard work guys. And let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help.

    1. Gotham Gal

      i am sure chris will be all over that.

    2. borahm

      David, can you shoot us an email to [email protected] for more information? – I cannot see your Photo Album.

  6. helene rosenthal

    makes me love kitchensurfing evenmore…