You can combine the joy of Valentine's Day with the ability to help relief and recovery efforts in Haiti by enjoying a meal at a restaurant that is participating in Hearts for Haiti.
Chef Ron Duprat (Bravo's Top Chef Contestant in Season Six) created the innovative Hearts for Haiti to connect restaurants and their patrons with the ability to help people on the ground in Haiti.
On Valentine's Day, restaurants participating in Hearts for Haiti are asked to donate up to 10 percent of their proceeds to relief and recovery efforts. Restaurants around the country are eagerly joining the effort.
Chef Ron Duprat, who is Haitian and is the executive chef at Latitudes Beach Cafe in Hollywood, Florida, is joined by Bravo's Top Chef Season Six winner Michael Voltaggio in this terrific endeavor.
They teamed up with the following nonprofits as recipients of the proceeds: PADF; the Organization of American States; Hollywood Unites for Haiti, which was started by actor Jimmy Jean-Louis (NBC's Heroes); and the Kinship Circle for Disaster Relief.
Among the chefs and restaurants around the country who have committed to Hearts for Haiti:
- Michael Voltaggio of The Dining Room, Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena
- Mattin Nobilia of Iluna Basque Restaurant in San Francisco
- Adam Greenberg of Barcelona Wine Bar (several locations in Connecticut)
- Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s Seafood Grill in Aventura, Florida
- Ron Duprat of Latitudes Beach Cafe at the Hollywood Beach Marriott in Hollywood, Fla.
- Sean Gavin of Crave Restaurant, Fort Myers, Fla.
- Niranjan Perera of Nilus Delights Bakery in Hollywood, Fla
- Timo Restaurant, Sunny Isles, Fla.
- Trina Restaurant at the Atlantic Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale
- Hector Santiago of Pura Vida-Latino Tapas Restaurant & Bar, Atlanta
- Andrew Black at Skirvin Hotel's Park Avenue Grill, Oklahoma City
One-hundred percent of the donations will go to the relief efforts.
If you are a restaurant and want to participate in this great endeavor, please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org