José Andrés Is Nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
José Andrés—D.C. chef, humanitarian, restaurateur and overall Good Person—is now a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
Earlier this week, John Delaney, a U.S. Representative from Maryland, confirmed that he nominated Andrés for the award, the winner of which will be announced next October.
My friend I don’t know if it is true, but if it is, I’m humbled by it. I’m one more guy between thousands of people helping feed people in need, every day around the world, unrecognized... https://t.co/EmkLxU6HxT— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) November 27, 2018
Andrés is more than deserving of the honor: His nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen, which he founded after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, has empowered countless people around the world. Most recently, he's been in the news for providing millions of meals to communities existing everywhere from Indonesia to California in the wake of devastating natural disasters.
Earlier this year, Andrés received the James Beard Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year award, which is "given to an individual or organization working in the realm of food who has given selflessly and worked tirelessly to better the lives of others and society at large."
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