Butler Hospitality is known as the largest food and beverage provider for hotels in NYC and on-demand platforms for room service at premier hotel groups like Marriott, Four Seasons, Moxy Hotel, and more. But, currently, they're the largest food provider for troops, hospital workers, patients, and senior citizens in the city.
During this time of crisis, the company has pivoted and is giving back to the city. To do that, they have committed to serving up to 100,000 meals during the month of April to patients, government workers, troops, hospital workers, and anyone else on the front line, helping to fight COVID-19.
"At Butler, we believe exceptional hospitality begins with our ability to anticipate the needs of our guests," Butler Hospitality Founder and CEO Tim Gjonbalic told Departures. "While we could not have anticipated the effects of COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to meet the new and growing needs of our community in this unprecedented moment."
Butler Hospitality typically works out of four kitchens serving 51 properties, representing over 22,000 rooms all over New York City with plans of expansion to 96% of NYC hotel rooms as well as Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and Miami in 2020. All of those efforts are now being put towards helping those in this unprecedented fight.
They're serving hospitals like Mount Sinai, and Cornell Weil, troops in the Javits Center, nurses who have traveled to New York, patients who have been discharged from the hospitals, and are checking into hotels because they can't go home, among others.
Gjonbalic added, "From providing free meals to first responders and healthcare workers, to continuing supporting our local vendors, we recognize our unique role to be of service to New York and New Yorkers and will do everything in our power to lend support during this exceptional time."