Celebrity Chef Cooks For Hurricane Dorian Victims

Spanish chef José Andrés and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen traveled to the Bahamas to help feed victims of Hurricane Dorian.

On the ground in the Bahamas where he and his team are feeding the victims of Hurricane Dorian

The Spanish chef José Andrés is in the Bahamas to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian with his charitable organization, World Central Kitchen. Dorian has left at least 5 people dead in the Abaco Islands and is headed for the U.S. It has been downgraded from Category 5 to 3, but Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina remain on high alert. The celebrity chef founded World Central Kitchen in 2010, and it has since supplied food aid to many countries, from Haiti to Indonesia. Following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the organization provided 3.7 million servings of food. Now, it has gathered volunteers to prepare food in the Bahamas.

José Andrés explains the planning before the storm, “It’s gonna be a huge, huge hurricane. And that’s why we’re preparing in Abaco and in the Bahamas. So, I want everybody to understand that this… we are not here in the hurricane. We are like 90 miles away. Imagine what’s going on in Abaco. And the hurricane hasn’t even reached Abaco yet. This is gonna be one of the biggest ever. I can’t believe this wind. It is really windy. So here we are again with our legendary line of sandwiches. They are very simple: good, hearty bread, good ham, good cheese, a lot of mayo, ketchup…And we love to bring those with a piece of fruit and then a hot plate in the same delivery. It’s like we’re bringing two meals in one without waiting any time on delivery.”

Since the catastrophe, both he and the World Central Kitchen account have been providing updates on the relief efforts. On September 1, WCK posted on its website, saying that Andrés and WCK Relief Team members were still stationed in Nassau—south of where the hurricane is centered—ready to begin cooking as soon as the storm had passed, and they could safely reach Great Abaco and Grand Bahama. He expects to take several helicopter flights back and forth, delivering food and visiting the local hospital and WCK relief kitchen.


09/04/2019 4:09 PM
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  • Brut
    09/04/2019 17:51

    Learn more about World Central Kitchen:

  • Maggie K.
    09/04/2019 20:04

    God bless you!! You got a big heart God may give you many blessing💕

  • Linda W.
    09/04/2019 20:28

    Bless you and you team Jose.

  • Gabriele M.
    09/04/2019 20:42

    God bless you.

  • Silvia M.
    09/04/2019 20:42

    God bless him!

  • Kaylee N.
    09/04/2019 22:00

    Look for the helpers.

  • Marjorie D.
    09/04/2019 22:12

    This guy is a hero

  • Qanjo D.
    09/04/2019 22:14


  • Rita C.
    09/04/2019 23:55

    God bless you Chef Andres!

  • Julio G.
    09/05/2019 00:24

    Realy human charity.filantrophism in pure state

  • Rhianda
    09/05/2019 01:46

    We have to make this world great again, we dont have any choisees where to live in another planet.

  • Noelle F.
    09/08/2019 12:30

    God bless you sir ,for the kind deeds,,,

  • Rita S.
    09/08/2019 19:45

    God bless you brother

  • Georgina J.
    09/09/2019 02:47

    God bless you

  • Clemen M.
    09/09/2019 14:41

    Dios te bendiga siempre con mucha salud . Siempre te seguía con tus recetas. Ahora allí ayudando a los mas necesitados 🙏🙏👍👍😢😔

  • Carlota Z.
    09/09/2019 16:28

    Qué diosito lo bendiga

  • Joni B.
    09/10/2019 13:21

    Thankyou Sir Godbless you

  • Abigail L.
    09/10/2019 18:17

    May God continue to bless you

  • Letty M.
    09/11/2019 16:11

    Todo mi respeto y admiración

  • Norma S.
    09/11/2019 17:18

    Ole y ole...corazon español....