Henry Tucher is an Upper West Sider who works for Choco, a company which, before the pandemic hit, would connect food suppliers with restaurants. They launched in NYC this year and work with several local eateries, including Upper West Side restaurant Mokum, which opened at 464 Amsterdam in late 2018.
Because of the restaurant shutdown, many people have been left without work and the industry is suffering. “As soon as the crisis set in and restaurants were shutting down, we were thinking about what we could do to support our industry, on both the supplier and restaurant sides,’ said Choco CEO Daniel Khachab.
In partnership with Woolco Foods, Choco created Choco Market, a platform through which people can purchase household goods and fresh produce for safe, contactless, next-day grocery delivery in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Choco Market is donating 100% of its profits during the crisis to ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) and the Robin Hood Foundation, which will end up in the pockets of out of work restaurant staff.
Woolco Foods, the supplier, typically distributes food to restaurants, hotels and other venue types throughout New York and New Jersey, and is committed to providing high quality products and service with environmentally-conscious packaging.
Choco is headquartered in Berlin with operations in over 15 cities globally, including San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle and Washington DC. Choco Market is available in these cities too!Get the Upper West Side newsletter: