by Matthew Chihwai | News Reporter
The Hunter’s Moon in Chelsea has opened its doors this lockdown, to offer the pub and dining room’s kitchen and its team of chefs to support Family Meal – a London-based charity set up amidst the COVID-19 crisis to provide food for NHS staff, essential workers and the disadvantaged.
Starting this week, Chef Director Oliver Marlowe and Director Hubert Beatson-Hird of The Hunter’s Moon will offer its kitchen and team during lockdown 3.0 to the worthy charity, allowing Family Meal to have the infrastructure in place to provide over 1,000 meals per day to those in need.
Hubert Beatson Hird says: “When we were approached by Family Meal to provide The Hunter’s Moon as its base for this lockdown, it was a no brainer for us. Whilst we can’t welcome customers in, the least we can do is support the NHS and the disadvantaged, and this is our way of giving a little back. It’s great to have Oliver back in the kitchen with his team and to be supporting the incredible work Family Meal does.”
Co-founder of Family Meal, Christopher Evans-Gordon comments: “Thanks to The Hunter’s Moon we can scale-up our production and deliver even more cooked meals to our NHS heroes and those in need. Oliver and Hubert have been incredibly generous with their time, team and space, as have our army of volunteers and many monetary donors such as Glen Point Capital amongst others.”
Family Meal is spearheaded by founder, Chef Christopher Evans-Gordon (part owner of The Little Door Company and Director at Gordon and Gill catering and events), and co-founders, son of the late AA Gill, Chef Alasdair Gill (Director at Gordon and Gill Catering and events) and Aidan Christofferson; and is backed by a brigade of volunteers, including patron, former Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The charity has already raised thousands of pounds and provided over 25,000 meals for those in need and NHS staff. Family Meal also works alongside charities Food 4 Heroes and The Felix Project to provide healthy, nutritious meals prepared in a professional kitchen by seasoned industry professionals. It has also supported the London Ambulance Service, and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.
To donate please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-family-meal-feed-those-in-need
When open, The Hunter’s Moon pub and dining room offers a daily-changing menu of modern European dishes alongside an extensive and comprehensive drinks list, serving brunch, lunch and dinner seven-days a week.
The Hunter’s Moon
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London, SW3 6HR