Our restaurant has a "pay-what-you-can" philosophy. Great food. And an inclusive vibe.

About Gather55

Gather55 harnesses the power of delicious food to connect diverse communities through a restaurant with an inclusive vibe where all can gather regardless of ability to pay. Gather55 is a Hands On Hartford initiative and part of Hands On Hartford’s commitment to serve neighbors, engage volunteers and connect communities in the Hartford area.


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Featured Chef - Dinner Service

I grew up in a very humble environment in Puerto Rico. Growing up with my grandmother on a farm with limited resources helped me understand poverty and also the importance of food and family, which ultimately ties my work with Gather55. I came to the United States at the age of 14. Growing up in the North End of Hartford with a single mother and a brother and a sister was hard and we depended on government assistance and programs like those at Hands On Hartford to provide food for our family. Joining up with Gather55 is a way for me to help take care of others.

Chef Xavier Santiago is the Executive Chef of The Statement Group whose restaurants include The Place 2 B (multiple locations), RAW, Cantina and Charred. He is also a “Chopped” Champion.

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Hands on Hartford's

Center for Community

55 Bartholomew Avenue

in the
Parkville neighborhood
of Hartford, Connecticut.

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