- Title: Celebrity chef Jose Andres, Nobel Peace nominee serves up love
- Date: 29th September 2019
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF OYAMEL RESTAURANT, WHERE CELEBRITY CHEF AND OWNED JOSE ANDRES CLOSED THE RESTAURANT FOR THE DAY TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH IMMIGRANT WORKERS
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- Keywords: immigration chef Nobel hungry feeding food peace restaurant shutdown Jose Andres immigrants
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- Country: USA
- Topics: Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Society/Social Issues
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- Story Text:Celebrity chef Jose Andres, who famously chartered a plane to deliver food to Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Irma and still waiting for government help, has been named a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
The owner of some of Washington, D.C.'s best known restaurants, Oyamel, Jaleo and Zaytinya has been honored for his commitment to using food as a way to relieve suffering for victims of multiple natural disasters and a government shutdown that left nearly a million Americans without work.
Born in Spain, Andres spent 23 years in the United States before receiving his citizenship in 2013, has been an advocate for immigrants.
"I love this country and I have try to give back to this country for everything has given me," Andres said in 2016.
That same year, Andres was slated to open a restaurant in the Trump International Hotel but pulled out of the deal because of President Donald Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants.
A critic of the president's immigration policy, Andres has called for a path to citizenship for undocumented workers, many from central America, who live and work in the United States.
To illustrate the role immigrants play in the U.S.'s service industry, immigration activists in 2017 called on businesses to close their doors for a day.
Andres closed all of his restaurants as part of the protest, and said he did it a show of solidarity for fellow immigrants.
"We stand by you, we support you," Andres explained.
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