Spanish leader Jose Andres said on Tuesday he was “honoured” to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by U.S. Representative John Delaney (D-Md.), who highlighted his “incredible” humanitarian efforts to help people affected by natural disasters.
“Thanks to the work of Mr. Andres, millions of people have been fed. It is the most basic human need and Mr. Andres has proven himself to be world class in this essential humanitarian field,” Delaney wrote, as reported the Washington Post on Monday night.
“With incredible wit and an innovative spirit, Mr. Andres is solving one of the world’s old problems and providing world leaders with a new roadmap to deliver more effective disaster relief in the future,” said the legislator.
Delaney represents the state of Maryland, where Andres lives.
“I don’t know if it’s true, but if it is, I’m humbled. I’m one more guy among thousands of people who help feed those in need, every day in the world. world, unrecognized…” wrote Andres on his Twitter account.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced in October 2019.
Andres, 49 – born in Mieres, Spain – in 2012 after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, founded the non-profit organization World Central Kitchen dedicated to providing solutions to hunger and poverty through power 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 became the epicenter of a gastronomic empire that now includes more than 15 establishments across the United States.