Home Appétit Partners with Kalaya as Part of Chef Charity Series
Local meal delivery service Home Appétit will be collaborating with Kalaya at the end of the month to raise money for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.
Kalaya chef/owner Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon will join Home Appétit chef/founder Lee Wallach in the kitchen to recreate two of the restaurant’s signature dishes to be offered on the Home Appétit menu the week of Monday, October 4th.
Home Appétit delivers every Monday on a weekly, non-subscription basis to Philadelphia, South Jersey, Delaware and the surrounding suburbs, including towns in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, and Chester counties.
A portion of the proceeds from all of Chef Nok’s dishes ordered that week will be donated to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. This collaboration is part of an ongoing charity initiative in which Home Appétit supports a local chef and their organization of choice. To date they have donated almost $10,000 to various organizations through the program. Past participants include: Nick Elmi, Jim and Kristina Burke and Dionicio Jimenez.
The two dishes which Chef Nok and Home Appétit are featuring on the menu are Nua Phad King – beef braised in coconut milk with ginger, onion, and scallions; as well as Tom Kha Gai – lemongrass soup with chicken, galangal, and mushrooms. The collaboration menu will go live on Wednesday, September 29th at homeappetitphilly.com; orders must be placed by midnight on Saturday, October 2nd in order to be delivered on Monday, October 4th.
“I had a lot of fun cooking these recipes and working in the kitchen with Lee, who has been doing wonderful things at Home Appétit,” said Suntaranon. “I am a big fan of the company’s mission, especially considering they give back to the community in so many ways. Lee allowed me to pick a charity that is close to me personally, and it means a lot to me to be able to provide people with meals while also helping the cancer research center.”
“It has always been my goal through Home Appétit to not only create wonderful meals for our clients and their families, but to also use our business to help our community at large,” said Wallach. “We started this program during the pandemic and I really love getting to collaborate with local chefs, while helping to spread awareness and raising money for their own unique causes. Nok is such an incredible talent and I am very excited to get back in the kitchen with her on the 4th.”