Spanish superchef José Andrés gave a very interesting presentation on February 27th about his experience with humanitarian relief. The event took place at Washington, DC-based foreign policy think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The chef was introduced by the their president, William J. Burns, and Andrés will spoke for about an hour about his work with World Central Kitchen, the non-profit he set up to feed people around the world suffering from natural disasters. He shared many of the lessons he’s learned and discussed what the humanitarian sector must do to renew itself over the next 10 years.
The event is part of The Morton and Sheppie Abramowitz Lecture Series, which pay homage to Morton and Sheppie, two leaders in humanitarian diplomacy. The series aims to “[highlight] prominent thinkers and doers who follow in their extraordinary footsteps.” It will be moderated by Nurith Aizenman, NPR’s global correspondent for health and development.
Andrés has restaurants across the US and is also a New York Times bestselling author. He has received many accolades, including 100 Most Influential People, from Time Magazine, and Outstanding Chef and Humanitarian of the Year, by the James Beard Foundation.