José Andrés, who runs the world famous Minibar restaurant in Washington D.C, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Andrés was nominated by the politician John Delaney who confirmed his nomination to The Washington Post.
The Spanish chef garnered attention far from the kitchen when he took it upon himself to fly to Puerto Rico after the 2017 hurricanes to set up a system for feeding those in need. In a short time, his World Central Kitchen, which was launched after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, had assembled an army of volunteers, built temporary kitchens across the battered region and fed over two million people.
He provided similar assistance after the recent California wildfires as he and his team offered Thanksgiving meals for those in need.
Speaking to the Washington Post, Delaney said: “With an incredible spirit and an innovative mind, Mr. Andrés is solving one of the world’s ancient problems and supplying world leaders with a new road map to provide more effective disaster relief in the future.”
The chef was also highlighted earlier this year when he was featured on the Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2018. He also presented his work at TED, in the video below.