This November, you can try two signature dishes from the Hotel du Pont’s Le Cavalier at home, thanks to a collaboration between Le Cav’s Chef Partner Tyler Akin and Philadelphia-based meal delivery service Home Appétit Chef Founder Lee Wallach.
The dishes — chicken Provençal with roasted shallots and whole roasted cauliflower with shawarma spice — will be featured on the Home Appétit menu the week of Monday, Nov. 8. A portion of the proceeds from Akin’s dishes sold that week will be donated to The Warehouse, which offers workforce development for under-resourced teens in Wilmington. Akin is the coordinator of the hospitality externship track of its Teens in Motion: Hospitality program, developed with his Buccini Pollin Group partners at the Hotel du Pont.
“Our team and BPG Cares love working with The Warehouse on our joint culinary development program,” Akin said in a statement. “The program places The Warehouse students as externs at restaurants across Wilmington for hands-on experience. Together we’re developing the next generation of restaurant talent in the city.”
The collaboration is part of Home Appétit’s ongoing charity initiative, which supports local chefs and their organization of choice. So far it has donated almost $20,000.
“I started Home Appétit in private clients’ homes and my one-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia,” said Wallach, who like Akin is a Delawarean. “Being able to grow and expand the way that we have over the past seven years has been nothing short of amazing; and I really cannot explain how excited I am to be able to bring Home Appétit to my home state. One of our main goals when expanding was to not only bring our seasonal, chef-prepared meals to Delaware, but to also become an active part of the community, working with local farms, businesses and charity organizations.”
Home Appétit delivers throughout Greater Philadelphia, including Delaware, every Monday on a weekly, non-subscription basis. The collaboration menu will go live on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at homeappetitphilly.com. Orders must be placed by midnight on Saturday, Nov. 6, in order to be delivered on Monday, Nov. 8.
“We hope,” Akin said, “that with the proceeds from our partnership with Home Appétit, The Warehouse team can further vocational training for the teen membership at their incredible facility.”
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