Month: April 2021

Eleven Madison Park Starts Food Truck Ahead of NYC Reopening

Chef Daniel Humm stands by Eleven Madison Truck in front of his restaurant Eleven Madison Park.

Photographer: Clay Williams/Bloomberg

As Eleven Madison Park moves to reopen their dining room, the restaurant is expanding its reach in an unexpected way.

Starting on Monday, April 12, the Eleven Madison Truck will be deployed around the city.

It won’t be serving to-go containers of its famed honey lavender roast duck, or anything else that might have featured on the $335 tasting menu. Instead, the truck, from chef-owner Daniel Humm’s partnership with the nonprofit Rethink, will feed underserved food communities, starting

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Eleven Madison Park starts food truck ahead of reopening

“We had been brainstorming different ways to make the restaurant part of the community and get staff engaged beyond making meals and pushing them out of the door,” says Matt Jozwiak, co-founder and chiefs executive officer of Rethink. “And then Daniel called me and was, like, ‘Let’s do a food truck.’

The handsome, royal blue, customized truck, emblazoned with the names Eleven Madison Truck and Rethink will serve around 400 meals a day for free. Operations will be paid for in large part by the restaurant’s diners; each Michelin three-star meal that’s sold guarantees five meals for Rethink. (EMP’s to-go

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