Staff at a popular Manchester restaurant which was forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic have still been busy in the kitchen preparing hot meals for frontline workers at Salford Royal Hospital.
Cosmo Manchester, in Deansgate, temporarily closed its doors to customers last month but the much-loved restaurant is making 50 hot meals a day for doctors and nurses in the critical care departments.
The restaurant’s chefs decided to return to the restaurant to show their support for NHS staff as they battle through extraordinary long shifts in exceptional situations.
Cosmo spokesman Kan Koo said: “We couldn’t sit back and do nothing when so many keyworkers are working around the clock to save lives.
“This is our contribution to the huge community effort occurring all over Manchester. Cosmo has always offered a discount to NHS staff and this is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for the work everyone at Salford Royal is doing.
“We hope it gives staff a little morale boost to know that we are thinking of them and that a hot hearty meal gives them the energy to face their shifts with renewed vigour.”
The family restaurant, which serves more than 150 dishes from around the world, is delivering a variety of tasty oriental and Indian dishes.
Dr Pete Turkington, Chief Officer and Medical Director at Salford Royal, said: “We continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support by the local community and businesses who have been so generous with their donations for our staff during these incredibly challenging times.
“Our hard working staff have been incredibly grateful to Cosmo for donating such delicious meals for them to enjoy while they are on shift. A huge thank you to all at Cosmo.”