A story of resilience...
Carroll's Kitchen is a grassroots non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. Ryan Carroll is a Sayville, New York local and the CEO and Founder. He lost his job as a chef in NYC due the closures of restaurants from Covid-19. Instead of staying home and quarantining he decided to assemble a team of over thirty of the best hospitality workers to help people across Long Island in a safe and organized manner. The team at Carroll's Kitchen have fed over 500,000 people in need since March, 2020. From front line workers, veterans, the elderly, children, police departments, fire departments, and shelters. Carroll's Kitchen was born out of a passion for helping others through community, culinary and caring. Ryan and his team are now focused on feeding families in high-risk low income areas of Long Island, frontline workers, and the elderly who were hit the hardest from Covid-19. Carroll's Kitchens mission is to battle food insecurity across Long Island.
Founder & CEO of Carroll's Kitchen Long Island
Ryan Carroll- A Sayville Local who was born with a passion and keen taste for food, graduated from Sayville Highschool in 2011. After high school, he then pursued his dream in the food industry by graduating with associates in culinary arts in 2013 from the Culinary Institute of America. Two years later and Ryan would find his hard work pay off by earning his bachelor's degree at the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America- Also referred to as the Harvard of Culinary Schools. After graduating, he took his knowledge to work for Jean Georges at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton NY. Following his time here, he went to STK Midtown as an Exec Sous Chef. This opportunity really began to build his business fundamentals- He gained knowledge of corporate culture, team building, and leadership- Solidifying his place to be a destined business owner one day. Ryan then went back to Jean Georges as an Executive Sous Chef for the Public Hotel in the lower East Side. Following this, Ryan did some short stints for Jose Andres at Mercado Little Spain then again at Catch NYC. Ryan finally found his home at JF Restaurants, working at the times square edition hotel for John Frasier, an acclaimed Michelin star chef who worked for Thomas Keller. Ryans past, love, and passion for the Food industry is the driving force behind his Foundation.
Ryan has since launched his private chef and catering company Carrolls Catering which you can find at www.CarrollsCatering.com, and has opened three Kickn' Chicken Nashville Fried Chicken restaurants in Farmingdale, Smithtown, and Huntington Village www.KicknChicken.com
Feeding Those in Need
We started this movement to feed the elderly in nursing homes and front line workers who were battling COVID-19 on the front lines. Since then we have fed over 250,000 people in need. Those include veterans, police departments, fire departments, shelters, children, and many more. We plan on feeding 5000 people every single month with the help of the community. We rely on donations to purchase food in order to keep our movement going. Follow the link below to contribute to our community, approximately $7 feeds one person in need. Thank you for the support!
The more you eat, the more we help!
We brought teams of hospitality workers back to work through our food and beverage outlets that we sell to the public. Check out our menus and order food for a good cause. Resilienza, Carroll's Cocktails, Carrolls Clean Eats, More By Murray.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) that focuses on delivering well balanced nutritional meals to those in need across Long Island. We deliver meals to the elderly, veterans, and families in need across Long Island that were effected by COVID-19. We also sell food to the public and through those outlets we bring hospitality workers back to work.