click to enlarge Matthew Schniper Red Gravy chef Eric Brenner and crew prepare 60 pans of lasagna (capable of feeding 60 families) for the first Meals to Heal donation, this one going to UC Health workers.
“We are trying to survive and help everyone at the same time. Putting our oxygen on ourselves before we help others … chefs are innately problems solvers, we’re savvy and we can get stuff done.”
That’s Red Gravy chef Eric Brenner, telling me how Chef José Andrés’ book We Fed an Island in-part inspired him to launch Meals to Heal, a local GoFundMe initiative to aid two frontline industries at once: the (overwhelmed) healthcare and (beleaguered) restaurant industries.
“This effort is designed to provide food for our healthcare workers, first responders