Tag Archives: World Central Kitchen

Chefs Are Lining Up to Help José Andrés Feed Displaced California Wildfire Victims

Source: Grub Street NY

Hunger-relief machine José Andrés announced yesterday that, oh by the way, he’s also now feeding people displaced by Southern California’s wildfires. In the last 48 or so hours, he’s helped assemble a team he says will serve 2,000 meals a day. The fires began this week and have

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José Andrés Fed Puerto Rico, and May Change How Aid Is Given

Source: NY Times Food

The chef’s huge effort is just the latest led by cooks, who are showing a more agile, locally based way to feed people after a disaster.

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José Andrés Announces He Will Scale Back His Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Source: Grub Street NY

With FEMA and other aid groups working to feed Puerto Ricans, chef José Andrés tells the New York Times today that it’s time to start scaling back his own hunger-relief efforts on the island. The chef has built a network of 18 kitchens that have fed, per the …

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A Chef Will Wind Down His Crusade to Feed Puerto Rico

Source: NY Times Food

In just a month, José Andrés created a network that has fed more people there than any other group. Now, he says, it’s time to let the economy recover.

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BYT Interviews: Andrew Zimmern

Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Andrew Zimmern speaks in speeches. The television host, author, and advocate for feeding the hungry knows how media works. He chose to get a television show and a decade later, he got a television show (for more on that, listen to this episode of The Alton Browncast). That show has been on the air for over a decade. Anyone that’s binged on Bizarre Foods knows why he’s popular. He’s charming and interested without ever seeming like he’s reading from a script. His welcoming personality makes the world a smaller and more welcoming place.

Zimmern will be in D.C. on ...

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World Class: Celebrity Chefs Aren’t the Only Global Do-Gooders

Source: Washington City Paper Young & Hungry

Erik Bruner-Yang and Seda Nak

Maketto chef Erik Bruner-Yang and his wife Seda Nak send chefs to Cambodia.

It all started when Seda Nak took her fiancé on a trip to Cambodia in 2012. It was the first time that her now-husband, Erik Bruner-Yang, would meet the extended family, including Nak’s grandmother, who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

It was a high-stakes trip for the Toki Underground chef. Not only was he meeting the family for the first time, but Nak says the visit helped to define Maketto, the Cambodian and Taiwanese-inspired restaurant on H Street NE.

Nak says she now keeps one ...

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