José Andrés has long been a legend in the culinary world.
These days, the Michelin-starred chef is a bona fide rock star in Puerto Rico. The Spaniard’s tremendous humanitarian efforts to feed residents on the hurricane-ravaged island have been nothing short of epic. The restaurateur — who owns a slew of renowned restaurant across the country — traveled to Puerto Rico five days after Hurricane Maria tore through the island on September 20th and went right to work.
As of Monday, he and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen had served more than 2.2 million people hot, fresh food such as soups, stews and paella, reports The New York Times, which adds that no other single agency, including the Red Cross and Salvation Army, has come close.
Andrés — who also has a restaurant in the northern town of Dorado, Puerto Rico, called Mi Casa — teamed up with chefs, restaurants, food trucks, schools and volunteers to find any functioning kitchen and do what needed to be done. At one point during the effort, as many as 500 volunteers were making 30,000 sandwiches a day.
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