A group of Hilton & Hyland agents and employees teamed up with staff and professional chefs of the Montage Hotel to prepare and serve dinner for the children and families staying at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House (LARMH). The LARMH is the largest Ronald McDonald house in the world and has provided more than 30,000 families with a safe and supportive place to stay while their child undergoes treatment for critical illness or injuries at local hospitals. The Ronald McDonald House Meals Of Love program gives families the night off, allowing them to focus on the care of their child, rather than worrying about grocery shopping and what to cook for dinner.
The Hilton & Hyland team spent the evening at the LARMH working alongside Gabriel Ask, Executive Chef of the Beverly Hills Montage Hotel, to prepare a Mexican style feast of braised carnitas tacos, beans, and fresh vegetables and salsa for approximately 70 guests. While dinner was being prepared, volunteers had the opportunity to meet the families and work on art projects with the children.
“Dinner is a very special time for these families. We’re humbled and pleased to come here and support the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House’s mission and support these families in a heartfelt way. – Charles L. Black III, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Development.
Guests of the Ronald McDonald House pay a nominal nightly fee of $25 fee if they are able to afford it, no family has ever been turned away due to an inability to pay. The LARMH is located near Children’s Hospital and features nicely appointed guest rooms, large communal kitchens, dining rooms, recreations rooms, playrooms, family rooms, and laundry facilities.