Minnesota Food Industry People Stick Together and Help Each Other In The Worst of Times

Hell’s Kitchen is helping the La Plaza Fiesta restaurant get back on its feet by inviting them to be guest chefs for a lunch  on March 15th. This lunch will give them a chance to attract more customers by showing off their signature dishes, and some of the proceeds will be put towards their rebuilding effort. This project is near and dear to our hearts, not only because of their inspiring story, but because Rapids Restaurant Equipment was one of the many businesses that stepped forward to help them recover from the devastating fire.

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This is a copy and paste of the Hells Kitchen Facebook Invitation

Hell’s Kitchen-Minneapolis
March 13 at 3:15pm ·
Please share…please join us this Wednesday:
13 months ago, a huge swath of Madelia’s downtown businesses were decimated by a raging fire that continued for more than nine hours. Krystal Hernandez was eight months pregnant with her first child when the massive fire completely destroyed La Plaza Fiesta, her popular Mexican restaurant. The blaze took away her family’s entire income, took away the livlihood of 12 others (including her husband, Daniel), and took away our breath.
Almost immediately, our staffers opened their arms and pulled together resources, including a remarkable St. Paul company called Rapids Foodservice which not only donated hundreds of hours to help Krystal design an efficient new restaurant and kitchen, but also found many equipment manufacturers to offer ovens, stoves, sinks and even the hood/ansul system.
Even with insurance, the business faces significant expenses going forward, so THIS WEDNESDAY (March 15), we have invited Krystal and her team to be our guest chefs and cook their specialties at Hell’s Kitchen during lunch and dinner (yummm….Taquitos…Enchiladas Verde…and Fried Ice Cream, all at ridiculously reasonable prices). 10% of ALL meals ordered on Wednesday –whether from our own lunch and dinner menus or La Plaza Fiesta’s specials– will be donated to help them continue rebuilding their Main Street restaurant.
Please share this post, please come, and please say hi to a remarkably strong woman (and new mom) and wish her the best of luck from her friends throughout Minnesota. Drop on in or make reservations at www.HellsKitchenInc.com