CHELSEA, Manhattan — When the City of New York limited restaurants and eateries to only takeout and delivery as a way to combat the spread of COVID-19, Chef Marc Coolrecht, owner of City Cakes in Chelsea didn’t skip a beat.
He made his staff a priority.
“We reduced our hours, limited shift turnover and that basically kept them as safe as possible,” Coolrecht told PIX11.
With the workflow inside the bakery’s 320 sq. ft. kitchen uninterrupted, City Cakes thrived. The bakery fulfilled orders both locally and nationwide and also came up with an inventive way of contactless service where a monitor greets walk-ups. After a few taps and swipes, customers get the treats they need and are on their way.
“People need that sweet relief we’ve been saying, from the anxiety of the day to day stuff that they can indulge in,” Coolrecht said.
And boy do they have plenty to indulge in; from one-of-a-kind treats to their colossal cookies and made-to-order cupcakes, the possibilities are endless.
City Cakes is also giving back. This week they launched their “City Cakes Cares” initiative, a collaborative effort between the bakery and the community where donations go toward fulfilling orders that go directly to front line workers.
City Cakes is located at:
251 W. 18th Street(Lower Level)
New York, NY 10011
They’re open Monday through Saturday for pre-order, delivery and takeout starting at 11 a.m..
To order, call 646-688-2286 or visit them online: citycakes.com
Learn more about their City Cakes Cares initiative here: citycakescares.com