World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Founded in 2010 by celebrity chef José Andrés, the organization prepared food in Haiti following its devastating earthquake. Its method of operations is to be a first responder and then to collaborate and galvanize solutions with local chefs to solve the problem of hunger, immediately following a disaster.
World Central Kitchen and Andrés emerged as a leader of the disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017. World Central Kitchen served more than 3,000,000 meals. Its founder wrote a 2018 book about the experience called We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time.
In November 2018, WCK and Andrés teamed up with chefs Guy Fieri, and Tyler Florence, and local Sierra Nevada Brewing Company to bring Thanksgiving dinner to 15,000 Camp Fire survivors in Butte County, California.
- For his work with WCK, José Andrés won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award for Humanitarian of the Year.
- Recognizing his work with WCK, José Andrés was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time in 2018.
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- Ted talk - after Hurricane Maria - José Andrés
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