- Homeless Rio residents are eating Olympic surplus
- Italian chef behind the culinary feast calls it a cultural project
- The restaurant will serve the homeless until the Olympics wraps up
Rio de Janeiro (CNN)Within the invisible walls of an open kitchen, a small army is prepping for the evening's dinner rush. Purple cabbage is rinsed in a colander, slabs of steak defrosted, plum tomatoes thinly sliced. As the staff zips from one station to the next, Italian master chef Massimo Bottura oversees the process, ensuring everything meets his high standards at his new Rio de Janeiro restaurant.