Renowned chefs at the Hungarian Bocuse d’Or Academy are now providing fresh, quality cuisine for health-care workers at the National Ambulance Service and the SOTE Hospital in Budapest.

A new culinary initiative has been set up involving chefs from the prestigious Hungarian Bocuse d’Or Academy to help health-care workers during the present coronavirus pandemic. After a week of planning, hundreds of meals have been delivered to staff at the National Ambulance Service, SOTE Hospital in Budapest and St George's Hospital in Fejér County.

According to academy president Zoltán Hamvas: “As professionals in the Hungarian gastronomic scene, this is how we’re able to help. We’re assisted by the METRO supermarket chain, who provide the raw materials, as well as the facilities, equipment and packaging”. 

Hungary's top chefs have been cooking seven days a week to prepare the dishes for the health-care workers, with each team member adding their own knowledge, energy and expertise to the project.

METRO CEO Imre Horváth adds that food is only being delivered which can be reheated in a microwave, to ensure safety for all concerned: “Thanks to the chefs, we can still provide culinary excellence during this difficult time”.

The chefs involved are all working on a volunteer basis. The food delivery initiative is expected to continue through Easter.