'Help us keep our staff': Makati Diamond Residences chefs turn to meal delivery

In a plea to sustain the livelihood of their chefs, Makati Diamond Residences will be offering "Alfred At Cost," a new delivery service of whole-day group meals fresh from their kitchen. The first batch of orders will start on Monday, August 10, until Sunday, August 16.

For the next two months, Makati Diamond will be charging for food cost and labor at P2,500 for a weekday meal plan of 7 dishes, and P3,500 for a weekend feast of 10 dishes. Each set is good for 4 to 6 people.

"Let us take care of all your market shopping and cooking for your family while helping our chefs keep their jobs," they wrote in a Facebook post.

Here is Makati Diamond's curated menu for next week:

August 10, Monday

Bacon emmenthaler tartlets

Grilled French beans with garlic

Apahap with gremolata

Chicken milanese with tomato sauce

Swordfish polpettini with fisherman’s sauce

Penne amatriciana with feta cheese

August 11, Tuesday

Corned beef pandesal

Risotto balls with mozzarella

Grilled vegetables with pesto sauce

Grilled octopus with salsa verde

Mustard chicken with soft egg

Pork spiedini with soffrito

Pecorino pudding

August 12, Wednesday

Oats arroz caldo

Bacolod lumpiang hubad

Vegetable laing

Lamb adobo

Pinangat na Bicol 

Chicken inasal

Garlic rice

August 13, Thursday

Coffee buns

Chicken croquetas

Eggplant parmigiana

Baked salmon with horseradish lemon cream sauce

Pork scallopini with apple and mustard cream sauce

Italian meatballs with tomato sauce

Truffle mashed potatoes

August 14, Friday

Tuna pandesal

Barley with roasted carrots, dill salad

Vegetable moussaka

Morrocan lamb meatballs

Sumac-crusted tuna steak

Chicken tangine

Almond rice pilaf

August 15, Saturday

Mini croissants

Mejillones tigres

Turnip and spinach confit

Pork scallopini with apple and mustard cream sauce

Prawns in crispy garlic chili

Baked snapper with horseradish sauce

Slow-roasted beef belly with cognac sauce

Saffron chicken paccheri

Mushroom rice pilaf

Super moist chocolate cake

August 16, Sunday

Ube ensaymada

Escargot vol au vent

Roasted root vegetables

Chicken milanese with pear, carmaalized onions, argula salad

Lapu-lapu with mediterranean crust

Italian porchetta

Braised beef checks in cabernet sauce

Beef pizzaiola spaghettini

Wild rice


You can place your orders from 7 am to 7 pm daily through Makati Diamond Residences' hotline numbers (+632 5317 0999 local 1116, +63917 636 4875) or via Facebook. At least one day of lead time is required before delivery. For orders of 10 sets or more, 3 days are requested.

Payment can be done via online bank transfer or cash on delivery. Pick-ups booked by the customer can also be done.

Makati Diamond Residences is located along Legazpi Street, Makati City. Hotels have also been affected by the months-long lockdown without their usual flow of tourists and guests and the no-buffets-allowed rule. – Rappler.com

Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.