La Prep Provides Free Meals to Oakville Hospital Workers


Enterprise Canada

Release Date

Friday, May 8, 2020


 La Prep is serving up complimentary #HealthcareHero meals to help frontline healthcare workers stay healthy and strong during the ongoing pandemic.

The bistro-style restaurant chain prepares and provides 200 complimentary meals to staff one day each week at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, where the restaurant has a location.

“Healthcare workers are providing an invaluable service. We are showing them how grateful we are for the work they are doing to keep us safe,” says La Prep CEO Naveen Seth.

Hospital administration determine each week which departments receive the complimentary meals.

La Prep wants to expand the charitable initiative to feed more healthcare workers at Oakville Trafalgar and other hospitals. It will give donors the opportunity to buy #HealthcareHero meals for healthcare workers, above and beyond the 200 it has committed to provide each week. For $10, donors can purchase a meal for a hospital worker to show their appreciation. Donors can pay for a single meal or as many as they want. An online donation page can be found at

In addition to this initiative, since late March La Prep has been providing complimentary coffee and fresh pastries at select times to physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington as a show of appreciation.

Meanwhile, La Prep’s sister restaurant chain – Chaska, which specializes in authentic Indian street food – is adapting operations at one of its locations to better serve diners stuck at home because of social distancing measures.

Chaska’s location at 2325 Matheson Blvd. East in Mississauga has been re-opened to provide delivery and take-out service. The menu has also been expanded to feature more family combo options to serve groups of two to eight diners.

“We know a lot of families are staying at home and going out only on an essential basis right now. Our new combos help give couples and families different options to enjoy meals together,” Seth says.

About La Prep:

La Prep is an upscale bistro-style quick-service restaurant specializing in freshly prepared innovative sandwiches, salads, baked goods and specialty coffees. We pride ourselves on the quality and freshness of our ingredients with a dazzling array of delicious menu items created in our kitchens daily. Our modern and sophisticated bistro environment provides the perfect atmosphere to relax and re-energize with friends, colleagues and business affiliates. We have more than 55 locations across Canada in office towers, regional shopping centres and institutions, such as universities and airports.

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