Chef José Andrés to receive the America Leadership Award

The beloved leader Jose Andres will receive the Service to America Leadership Award, the highest individual honor from the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation (NABLF). The prize will be awarded to thank the Spanish humanitarian for its commitment to advocacy and public service.

The awards ceremony will take place during the Service to America Awards Celebration on June 7 at The Anthem in Washington, D.C.

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chief Jose Andres observe the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks©GettyImages


Known for his avant-garde cuisine, José Andrés is highly regarded around the world for his restaurant collective, ThinkFoodGroup. The chef has twice been honored in Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list and is one of the New York Times’ best-selling authors.

In 2015, Andrés was awarded by the President barack obama with the National Humanities Medal, a recognition that honors individuals whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities.

After founding his non-profit organization, World Central Kitchen (WCK), José Andrés led humanitarian efforts to feed communities in need and reduce food insecurity during times of crisis, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

As we previously reported, Jeff Bezos has given the Spanish chef $100 million to expand his philanthropic efforts. The 52-year-old restaurateur took $5 million from the grant to help Ukrainians.

Thanks to his innovative work with WCK, the restaurateur will be at the center of the upcoming documentary film “We Feed People”. Produced by National Geographic and directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard. The film will premiere on Disney+ on May 27, 2022.

“José Andrés is a culinary pioneer, not just in the kitchen, but in his dedication to feeding people and communities in need around the world,” said the NABLF President. Michelle Duke. “When disaster strikes, the World Central Kitchen steps in to ensure communities have the strength to rebuild and no one goes hungry. The NABLF is honored to celebrate Andrés’ dedication to addressing food insecurity with the Service to America Leadership Award.

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