While everyone else from the Bahamas was looking for a safe place to wait out Hurricane Dorian, Chef José Andrés was making for the eye of the storm to get to work providing relief as soon as the storm passes.
The Nobel Prize nominee, chef, humanitarian and all-round solid guy posted this on his Instagram and it’s an eye-opener as far as the lengths he’s willing to go in order to feed those in need.
Just in case you thought that Jose Andres kept out of harm’s way and then helicoptered in to disaster areas just in time for a photo shoot with the local disaster relief crews, here’s your proof that Andres is the real deal.
Andres posted this video to his Instagram from Nassau in the Bahamas, some 90 miles away from the eye of the storm which hits Abaco, which could have been hit with the biggest hurricane in modern times, with many experts predicting utter devastation.
The true extent of the damage done to the Bahamas will be assessed in the coming hours, but whatever transpires, World Central Kitchen will be working to feed the locals and support emergency crews as they look to piuck ou the pieces of this natural disaster.
The strength of hurricane Dorian was such that very real warnings were issued to leave the area. The prime minister, Hubert Minnis, said any “who do not evacuate are placing themselves in extreme danger and can expect a catastrophic consequence”.
While Kwasi Thompson, minister of state for Grand Bahama, said: “Please, please heed the warning. We have no more time available.”
José Andrés, chose to ignore those warnings, instead placing himself in harm’s way in order to feed the people of the Bahamas.