Spain’s leader Jose Andres said on Tuesday he was “honored” to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by US Representative John Delaney (D-Md.), Who highlighted his “incredible” humanitarian efforts to help people affected by natural disasters.
“Thanks to Mr. Andres’ work, millions of people have been fed. This is the most basic human need and Mr. Andres has proven to be world class in this essential humanitarian field,” Delaney wrote, as reported by the Washington Post on Monday Night.
“With an incredible mind and an innovative spirit, Mr. Andres solves one of the world’s oldest problems and provides world leaders with a new roadmap to provide more effective disaster relief in the future,” said the lawmaker.
Delaney represents the state of Maryland, where Andres lives.
âI don’t know if this is true, but if it is, I am humbled. I am just one more guy among the thousands of people who help feed people in need, every day in the world. world, without being recognized … “Andres wrote on his Twitter account.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced in October 2019.
Andres, 49, born in Mieres, Spain, founded in 2012 after the devastating earthquake in Haiti the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen which is dedicated to providing solutions to hunger and poverty through the power of food to strengthen communities and economies.
With this organization and the #ChefsforPuertoRico group, the Spanish chef served more than 3.3 million meals on the Caribbean island after the destructive passage of Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
Andres opened his restaurant, Jaleo, serving Spanish “tapas” in Washington in 1993, a restaurant that has become the epicenter of a gastronomic empire that now includes more than 15 establishments across the United States.