In the wake of Hurricane Maria, working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other aid agencies, chef and restaurateur José Andrés – owner of Jaleo, Beefsteak, and other restaurants in the ThinkFoodGroup – rapidly established a network of 18 kitchens across the island of Puerto Rico, serving more than two million meals to hungry Americans in need. At the height of its operation, Chef Andrés and his nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, worked with 500 volunteers to prepare over 30,000 sandwiches daily and brought needed attention to the situation in Puerto Rico as it began its long road to recovery.
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience and the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Thursday, November 30 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the Atlantic Council for a talk with José Andrés about #ChefsForPuertoRico and their work on the island.  Chef Andrés will share his first-hand insights on building community resilience in Puerto Rico, lessons learned for future disasters, and how organizations like World Central Kitchen can help strengthen communities throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.


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