Houston bakers and Pizza Hut employees alike have made efforts to feed hurricane victims in Texas. We unfortunately can’t say the same for anyone in Puerto Rico — unless you’re José Andrés. The Spanish-American chef opened feeding stations for thousands of Puerto Ricans.
Since Andrés landed, he and his volunteers have been able to deliver some 8,000 meals a day to those in need. Footage posted to the chef’s Twitter account… shows sandwiches, paella and other meals being made by his crew from World Central Kitchen.
Despite the occasional ingredient shortages, Andrés and his team have powered through, inviting other chefs to join them. The Twitter hashtag #chefsforPuertoRico has allowed cooks across the nation to communicate and organize donations. (All hail the power of social media!)
Andrés [expressed]… he would like to expand his efforts to the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, which… is completely devastated in Maria’s aftermath and is likely not to receive aid until Puerto Rico does.
Andrés has also taken to online platforms to advise President Trump on proper relief etiquette. That’s a chef I don’t want to mess with.