Twice named to Timeâs â100 Most Influential Peopleâ list and recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal, the Spanish chef JosĂ© AndrĂ©s is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, New York Times best-selling author, educator, humanitarian, and chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup, a collective of nearly thirty restaurants throughout the country and beyond.
In 2010, AndrĂ©s founded World Central Kitchen (WCK), a non-profit specializing in delivering food relief in the wake of natural and humanitarian disasters. Notably, his team served 3.7 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria and has since served tens of millions of meals worldwide.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WCK has partnered with restaurants, farmers, and policymakers around the country to combat food insecurity and enact smart food policy. A naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Spain, AndrĂ©s has been a tireless advocate forimmigration reform.