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Rebuild Le Chef

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Beirut's Le Chef, and its beloved frontman, Charbel, need our help to rebuild after last week's horrific explosion. The restaurant has survived war and economic crises, but the port explosion left it in shambles.  

Le Chef has been a staple of Gemmayze, the neighborhood closest to the blast site, since it opened in 1967.  Charbel's infamous "Welcoooome," and the restaurant's warm food and even warmer hospitality have been a constant source of comfort for so many over the years.  Anthony Bourdain, who stopped by Le Chef on both of his visits to Beirut, described it as “a legendary spot, famed for its simple, straightforward, home-style classics.”  

Let's not let this be the end for this legendary spot. Your donations will go toward replacing the electricity, windows, refrigerator, gas stove, and other essentials that were damaged, so that Le Chef can open it's doors, staff can return to their jobs, and Charbel can welcome us all again soon.

Note: Charbel was injured, but will recover. All staff are safe.

*Donations will be withdrawn by organizers Amanda Bailly and Richard Hall and sent directly to Charbel, who will present documentation of how the money is used. Feel free to inquire with additional questions.*


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 4 yrs
  • James Hoffer
    • $20 
    • 4 yrs
  • Christina Rupp
    • $80 
    • 4 yrs
  • Imran Alam
    • $15 
    • 4 yrs
  • Mary C Horan
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs

Fundraising team (2)

Amanda Bailly
Saratoga Springs, NY
Richard Hall
Team member

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