Bethesda chef earns Nobel Peace Prize nomination

December 6, 2018 by  

U.S. Representative John Delaney recently announced that he has nominated José Andrés, a celebrity chef and Bethesda resident, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Delaney said he nominated the chef for the humanitarian efforts Andrés undertakes in disaster areas throughout the world, according to an article in “Bethesda” Magazine.

In 201, Andrés founded World Central Kitchen. Since then, he has fed the victims of natural disasters in North Carolina, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Haiti, among others. He and his team reportedly fed three million Americans who were victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Most recently, Andrés and his helpers have been working in California, feeding those who have been victims of the devastating wildfires that have swept the state. He has paid special attention to the victims of the Camp Fire, recruiting celebrity chefs Tyler Florence and Guy Fieri to help create a Thanksgiving feast for 15,000 people.

In his nomination, Delaney said he nominated Andrés because the chef is meeting:

“the most basic human need, and Mr. Andrés has proven to be world-class in this essential humanitarian field.”

He added that Andrés has “an incredible spirit and innovative mind” that allow him to tackle one of the world’s oldest problems. An individual who receives an honor like this might consider using graphic design to incorporate it into their stationery.

The Nobel Committee will announce the prize winners in October, 2019.