José Ramón Andrés Puerta
Chef Andres' WCK is a non-profit devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters, and now unnatural warzones. He was awarded a 2015 National Humanities Medal at a 2016 White House ceremony for his work with World Central Kitchen.
He is the Recipient of second Courage and Civility Award, two Michelin stars, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a James Beard Foundation Award for Humanitarian of the Year, an Honorary degree from Georgetown University, and the Princess of Asturias Award in the category "Concord". To name but a few.
“We only go when we feel people are hungry. Twelve million people around the world are always in hard situations,” he said, adding these include fires, tornadoes, and earthquakes. But, said Andrés, what drives his cooking passions and humanitarian efforts has always been his Catholic faith. “My faith has a lot to do with my life.” he said. The World Central Kitchen
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