José Andrés

Andrés Nominated for Nobel Prize

Chef lauded for feeding people affected by disasters

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Celebrity chef José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, has been nominated for a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work feeding millions of people in the wake of natural disasters. His group was founded in 2010 and has traveled for eight years to places such as Puerto Rico, Texas, the Carolinas and California to provide meals to those affected by the disasters.

Andrés was nominated by Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., who says that the chef fulfills “the most basic human need and ... has proven to be world-class in this essential humanitarian field,” according to Time.

Andrés has also received James Beard Foundation’s “Humanitarian of the Year” award for his contributions.

Photo: Courtesy of World Central Kitchen