Winning a Michelin star is nice! Winning a Nobel Peace Prize is something else and José Andrés looks poised to become the first chef to win one. Andrés has just been nominated by politician John Delaney (D-Md.) who confirmed the nomination to the Washington Post.
Chef José Andrés Nobel Prize nomination confirmed
Spanish Chef José Andrés is, when not engaged in philanthropy, better known as the chef owner of the renowned Minibar restaurant in Washington DC. Human rights and disaster relief have been twin passions of chef Andrei’s for quite some time now. However, the camp kitchens Andrés set up during the 2007 Hurricane in Puerto Rico, coupled with his high profile involvement in bringing relief to those affected by the California wildfires, is probably how he gets himself over the line for this nomination.
John Delaney said this about Chef Andrés to the Washington Post:
“With an incredible spirit and an innovative mind, Mr. Andrés is solving one of the world’s ancient problems and supplying world leaders with a new road map to provide more effective disaster relief in the future.”
José Andrés gives a TED X Talk on how his chefs brought relief to Puerto Rico
Since this is a developing story what better time to get yourself fully up to speed on the humanitarian activism which brings José Andrés to the cusp of something special, something never achieved by any other chef to date. Here he is at Ted X explaining how his team of chefs brought relief and food to Puerto Rico. This is a life lesson from a chef beyond anything we could anticipate.