Earlier this month, chef Tai Muhammed of the Cecil hand-delivered some of the 40 meals she prepared for homebound elderly Harlemites as part of the Chefs Deliver for Citymeals program. The menu included Muhammed’s boneless smoked chicken thighs with green apple curry sauce accompanied by a collard greens salad and black pineapple fried rice.

A Citymeals initiative, Chefs Deliver brings together a rotating cast of culinary stars who, once a month, lend their talents to Citymeals by cooking and often personally delivering the meals to the doors of New Yorkers too frail to shop and cook for themselves. Chefs Deliver was launched in January 2014 by Citymeals Board of Directors Co-President chef Daniel Boulud and Citymeals Board Member chef Charlie Palmer.

“Chefs Deliver gives our meal recipients a rare treat: a restaurant-quality meal lovingly prepared by a top chef delivered right to their door. It is a special reminder someone is thinking of them,” said Beth Shapiro, executive director of Citymeals-on-Wheels. “Citymeals is proud to work with such generous and talented chefs. Thank you, chef Muhammed and the Cecil, for participating today.”

Chefs, restauranteurs, food business owners and Harlemites, find out how you can get involved in helping homebound elderly in your community by going to citymeals.org.