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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 01:49 PM

Jose Andres is nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, congressman confirms

Ever since José Andrés and his small nonprofit group took it upon themselves to feed hungry Puerto Ricans following the near-knockout punch of Hurricane Maria last year, the celebrity chef’s name has been whispered in talk about potential nominees for a Nobel Peace Prize. Today, Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) confirmed that he has nominated the restaurateur and humanitarian for the 2019 award.

Delaney, who has already announced his presidential campaign for 2020, said he could not discuss any specifics of his nomination or what motivated it. The five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the annual prize, discourages nominators from making any public announcements. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1, and the committee will announce the laureates next October.

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Andrés’s nomination comes as little surprise. As the face of ThinkFoodGroup, the parent company behind Jaleo, Oyamel, Minibar and other Washington-area restaurants, Andrés has been spending as much time in disaster zones as in kitchens over the past year or so. His Twitter account has been a real-time diary of his humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico, Florida, North Carolina, Guatemala and many other locales served by the volunteers of World Central Kitchen, the nonprofit group he founded after the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

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This Thanksgiving, Andrés was not at home carving a turkey with his friends and family. He was in California, preparing hot meals for survivors of the Camp Fire, along with fellow chefs Tyler Florence and Guy Fieri. They served 15,000 meals on Thanksgiving Day.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2018/11/26/jose-andres-is-nominated-for-the-2019-nobel-peace-prize-congressman-confirms/?utm_term=.f87046695ca5


This is true greatness.

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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 01:53 PM

1. Wonderful choice and so deserving

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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 02:21 PM

2. This guy has a huge heart and gets things done!

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