Bergen County Businesses Surprise Valley Hospital With Free Meals

Bergen County Businesses Surprise Valley Hospital With Free Meals

Inspired by the sacrifices our front-line medical workers are making during the COVID-19 crisis, a team of Bergen County businesses joined forces to provide free meals to hard working ER doctors and nurses at Valley Hospital.

The effort was spearheaded by Peter Salerno, CMKBD, owner of Wyckoff’s Peter Salerno Inc. With the assistance of Sunrise Bagels of Wyckoff (their neighbors on Goffle Road) and E&S Foods, an idea was born.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

“I was inspired by my daughter Gabby Mayer’s dear friend Sarah Jeane, a nurse (and front line hero) at Valley Hospital,” Peter Salerno said. “Her courage compelled me to help the front line. With the support and encouragement of my wife Tracy, I called my cousin Joe Guttilla of E&S Foods for help with supplies. His generosity, as always, was monumental.”

Now that Peter had food and supplies, he needed assistance putting meals together from a local business. He couldn’t have imagined how generous a friend and neighbor would be.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

“I reached out to the owners of Sunrise Bagels, Manish (Sam) Aggarwal and his wife Seema,” Peter continued. “They immediately opened up their kitchen to me, where we prepared two sets of meals for 40 doctors and nurses in the Valley Hospital ER.”

Manish, Seema and Peter got to work, donning full gloves and masks before getting to work. They created 40 dinners of eggplant Parmesan and salad for Friday night, and penne with meatballs and salad for lunch Saturday afternoon.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

Bergen County is statistically the hardest-hit New Jersey county in terms of COVID-19 cases (as of this publication). As of April 28, 2020, Bergen County experienced 15,104 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a death toll nearing 1,000 individuals.

Front-line medical workers in Bergen County have been taxed enormously in terms of time, personal health and risk of exposure. In a time where people are asked to take extra precautions and practice social distancing, it is difficult to find ways to show support to these brave people.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

“I felt so helpless during this difficult times. It felt so good to be able to do something for those heroes who are out there every day saving lives,” Peter Salerno reflected.

The hashtag #ValleyStrong is prevalent in the Bergen County (and Valley Hospital) area. We couldn’t support (and agree with) it more.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

Design Online: Remote Kitchen Design Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Design Online: Remote Kitchen Design Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic

We recently introduced you to Design Online, the virtual design consultation service from Peter Salerno Inc. As the novel COVID-19 coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the United States (and worldwide), this first-of-its-kind service offers you the opportunity to start or continue your kitchen and bath design journey safely from your own home.

Design Online is spearheaded by the world-class design firm Peter Salerno Inc. – winners of the most kitchen and bath design awards in North America since 2001. “Our entire business model is based on direct, constant interaction with our clients,” a representative from Peter Salerno Inc. stated. “True luxury starts with personalized design, and we wanted to find a way to make that happen during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Peter Salerno Inc. presents "Design Online" virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.
Peter Salerno Inc. presents “Design Online” virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Design Online process begins with an initial virtual (online) meeting between you and Peter Salerno Inc., and is free of charge. At that time, you will be supplied with an estimate for your project or design as part of your zero-cost meeting.

See the quote below (directly from Peter Salerno’s press release) for all the information you need to know. Don’t let COVID-19 stand between you and beginning the journey to the kitchen or bath design of your dreams!

Design Online: Virtual Kitchen Design + Bath Design Consultations

What it is:

We will do a virtual meeting with you over Skype or by phone to discuss your kitchen or bathroom remodel and give you a ball park number for your project. Alternatively we are also doing design only options and after review of your space or plans we will give you a price for one floor plan and one set of elevations for your project for a set fee.

How it works:

Please email PSIDesignOnline@gmail.com photos of your current kitchen or a PDF file of architect plans along with: your full name, you phone number, your address, what look you are trying to achieve with your remodel, your ideal budget, whether your are looking for us to supply the cabinetry or design only service.

We will review your photos or PDFs and respond to you to set up either a phone call to discuss your project or a Skype appointment time.

Fees:

The first virtual meeting is free of charge and we will supply you with an estimate for either your project or your design at no charge. When a decision is made to move forward with the design process a retainer or full fee can be paid to us online via a Square invoice we will provide you with.

We do not offer refunds for our design service or complete project retainers.

Closed for Coronavirus: A Love Letter To Peter Salerno’s Design Showroom

Closed for Coronavirus: A Love Letter To Peter Salerno’s Design Showroom

We hope you are healthy, safe and have the essentials you need during this trying, odd time in our lives. COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) has turned the world into something none of us expected just a few weeks ago. And yet, “shelter in place” is the new normal. “Social distancing” is the new form of interaction.

And we miss each other.

(L to R) Anthony, Gabrielle, Tracy and Peter Salerno in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom.(Photo: Andrew Bisdale)
(L to R) Anthony, Gabrielle, Tracy and Peter Salerno in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom.(Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

This isn’t an article talking about the beautiful facets of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning design showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. This isn’t a letter pining for Swarovski crystal, Miele appliances, and state-of-the-art accoutrements. That would be tone-deaf and insincere.

We miss the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom for what it represents.

The showroom is nothing without the people inside it. The social gatherings. The birthday celebrations for Peter, his family and friends. The cooking classes with culinary specialists like Chef Michael Latour. The special events like the art exhibit with Broadfoot + Broadfoot.

Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue prepares a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom.
Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue prepares a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom.

On a normal day, we marvel at the showpiece La Cornue statement kitchen, with Flamberge rotisserie and Grand Palais range. Today, we think about having an espresso at the display island with Anthony Salerno, or a Pellegrino with Gabrielle Salerno-Mayer. We remember watching as Peter Salerno used his own showroom kitchen to create lunch for his staff and loved ones, and thinking how much care he put into everything he does.

We miss all of it.

Some articles are created on a directive. We’re given a theme, a collection of media and a statement to drive home. This is not one of those articles. Today, we simply can’t wait for the moment we can reconvene in Peter’s showroom. To the world, it might be a KBIS Most Innovative Showroom award winner. To us, it’s a gathering place for wonderful people.

There will be updates about the re-opening of the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom to the public in the coming weeks, and we will certainly report that to you.

In the meantime, if you would like design advice or guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Salerno and his team are offering remote “Design Online!” assistance, complete with a complimentary first virtual meeting.

World-Class Kitchen Designer Offers COVID-19 Friendly ‘Online Design’ Service

World-Class Kitchen Designer Offers COVID-19 Friendly ‘Online Design’ Service

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to announce the launch of “Design Online!”, a 100% online service for prospective custom kitchen design and bath design clients to achieve the luxury kitchen or bath of their dreams.

Inspired by the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity for many to exercise social distancing, Peter Salerno and his team developed the “Design Online!” system to accommodate kitchen and bath design clients in these uncertain times.

Peter Salerno and his team have personally felt the touch of COVID-19, with coronavirus cases in Bergen County, temporarily shuttering their Wyckoff, NJ showroom. While service calls and showroom appointments are under mandatory suspension at this time, Peter is committed to providing design solutions for you in the toughest of times.

Peter Salerno Inc. presents "Design Online" virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.
Peter Salerno Inc. presents “Design Online” virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.

“Design Online!” is the latest client-focused innovation from Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning design firm of the 21st century – and the winner of a 2015 Most Innovative Showroom award from the NKBA. Since current restrictions (as of press) keep the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom closed to the public, Peter is bringing his services to you on a virtual platform.

And the best part: the first virtual meeting is FREE!

Are you worried that your current design project will stall due to the coronavirus? Are you terribly inconvenienced by a half-completed design process due to the coronavirus?

Here’s a layout of the Peter Salerno Inc. “Design Online!” system, created for the COVID-19 crisis –

Peter Salerno Inc. presents "Design Online" virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.
Peter Salerno Inc. presents “Design Online” virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.

Design Kitchen + Bath Online During COVID-19

What it is:

Peter Salerno will conduct a virtual meeting with you over Skype or by phone to discuss your kitchen or bathroom remodel and give you a ball park estimate for your project. Alternatively, the company is also doing design only options and after review of your space or plans, they will give you a price for one floor plan and one set of elevations for your project for a set fee.

How it works:

Please email PSIDesignOnline@gmail.com photos of your current kitchen or a PDF file of architect plans along with: your full name, you phone number, your address, what look you are trying to achieve with your remodel, your ideal budget, whether your are looking for them to supply the cabinetry or provide design-only service.

Peter Salerno Inc. will review your photos or PDFs and respond to you to set up either a phone call to discuss your project or a Skype appointment time.

Fees:

The first virtual meeting is free of charge, and Peter Salerno Inc. will supply you with an estimate for either your project or your design at no charge. When a decision is made to move forward with the design process a retainer or full fee can be paid to Peter Salerno Inc. online via a Square invoice that will be provided.