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James Beard Foundation Names José Andrés 'Humanitarian of the Year'

James Beard Foundation Names José Andrés 'Humanitarian of the Year'

Congratulations Chef José Andrés!

Aurelie Jouan

Chef José Andrés has been named the James Beard Foundation’s “Humanitarian of the Year” for 2018. Andrés earned the accolade largely because of his efforts with World Central Kitchen to feed the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Working alongside a network of local and national chefs and volunteers, the chef helped to serve over 3.3 million meals in the devastated U.S. territory.

A press release for the culinary arts foundation announced this year’s theme as “RISE,” which is intended to highlight “the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

The awards gala is slated to be held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 7. Chef Andrés will be awarded with his new title along with other James Beard Award winners for the year. For his culinary rather than humanitarian work, Andrés has previously earned the foundation’s Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic award in 2003 and the overall Outstanding Chef award in 2011 for his work at Jaleo and Minibar, respectively.

“I am honored to be receiving and sharing this award with my team at World Central Kitchen, #ChefsforPuertoRico, #ChefsforCalifornia, good friends like Robert Egger and LA Kitchen, DC Central Kitchen and all of the incredible people I have been fortunate to meet over the years through the simple act of cooking a hot meal,” said Andrés in a statement.

“Whether it’s teaching and preparing a meal alongside people who have just started a new chapter, empowering communities through clean cookstoves, or cooking meals for people who have experienced unimaginable devastation, I’ve learned that food is powerful. It nourishes, but it also has the power to be an agent of hope and change.”

“Humanitarian of The Year” is the perfect title for Andrés, who is undoubtedly the hero we need right now.


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


José Andrés Named JBF’s Humanitarian Of The Year

The James Beard Foundation has named Washington D.C. chef José Andrés as their Humanitarian of the Year. The prolific, award-winning chef has long been known for his countless contributions to the food and restaurant world, from the preservation and celebration of underrepresented culinary regions in fine dining to the training and employment of thousands of D.C.-area youth, as well as significant outreach abroad.

The 2018 James Beard Awards, held May 7th in Chicago, also announced the theme of this year’s festivities: RISE. According to the Foundation, this theme “celebrates the community of chefs and industry leaders who rise to the occasion — whether to feed those in need, to stand up for what they believe in, to support their local communities, or to express their personal stories through their cooking.”

Andrés dedicated more than his fair share of attention and resources to the disasters that dominated headlines in the past year. The chef’s not-for-profit relief organization, World Central Kitchen, focuses on improving health, education, jobs, and social enterprise around the world. World Central Kitchen served more than 3.3 million meals in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Andrés also worked alongside Chefs For California to provide aid to the dining and winemaking establishments damaged or destroyed in this year’s wildfires.

“The Foundation is thrilled to name José Andrés as the 2018 Humanitarian of the Year,” says Mitchell Davis, executive vice president of the James Beard Foundation. “José’s work in Puerto Rico and Haiti shows how chefs can use their expertise and unique skills to enact profound change on a global scale. He has demonstrated how, at the most difficult times, hot-cooked meals provide more than nutrition, they provide dignity. And we couldn’t imagine a more fitting honoree this year as we celebrate how chefs and our industry Rise.”


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