Chef Jose Andres to Receive Service to America Leadership Award
Chef Jose Andres, whose restaurant Jaleo is a popular Disney Springs spot for regulars and visitors alike, is going to be awarded with the National Associations of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation’s Service to America Leadership Award!
This is the Foundation’s highest honor and was created to recognize and individual’s commitment to advocacy and public service. The award will be presented during the Celebration of Service to America Awards on June 7th in Washington DC.
Chef Andres is the brains behind restaurant collective ThinkFoodGroup. The chef has ben honored twice in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and was also awarded by President Barack Obama in 2015 the National Humanities Medal.
Through his non-profit, World Central Kitchen, Andres leads humanitarian efforts to feed communities in need and to reduce food insecurity during times of crisis. Andres and his team have served fresh meals to those impacted by both man-made and natural disasters across six continents. For example 3.6 million meals where made for those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico back in 2017.
Andres recently drew global attention for being on the ground in the Ukraine cooking nonstop since February. To date WCK has served early 30 million meals in the country. Chef Andres will be recognized for his work with World Central Kitchen in a brand new documentary titled We Feed People. Produced by National Geographic and directed by Ron Howard, the film will air on Disney+ starting on May 27.
Congratulations Jose Andres! For more information about the awards and event, visit servicetoamericaawards.org.
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