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José Andrés' World Central Kitchen Partners with Bourdain, Batali, Colicchio, and More

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Chef José Andrés' charity organization World Central Kitchen has launched a new collaboration with a slew of top chefs. According to a press release (below), World Central Kitchen has launched the Chef Network, which is comprised of over 50 chefs from Washington, DC and around the world including Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, and Andrew Zimmern. Andrés notes in the release that he is honored that these chefs have "agreed to offer their expertise… to help create sustainable food economies in communities around the world.

Andrés and his chef-partners will be "using their unique culinary perspective" to "design culinary curriculums, build smart kitchens, and lead trainings on food safety and sanitation" in communities in Haiti, Africa, Latin America, and the Dominican Republic. Stateside, Andrés hopes to improve the way people eat through a possible "vegetable-centered" fast food concept. Go, see the press release:

World Central Kitchen Launches Chef Network

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen are thrilled to
announce the launch of the Chef Network, a network of 50+ top chefs from DC and
around the world. These chefs have committed to working with World Central Kitchen to
help support smart solutions to hunger and poverty and to change the world through the
eyes of a chef.

Profiles of each of the participating chefs – including Jose's Front Line Chefs like Mario
Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Spike Mendelsohn, and Andrew
Zimmern – can be found on WCK's Chef Network online portal. "I believe chefs have a
unique opportunity to influence how people think about our food system both here at
home and around the world," says Chef Andres, "I'm really honored that this group
of talented chefs have agreed to offer their expertise to support World Central Kitchen
and help create sustainable food economies in communities around the world."

Jose Andres and this team will be visiting World Central Kitchen programs on the
ground in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Africa and Latin America to help improve
health, empower communities, and create jobs. These chefs will be using their unique
culinary perspective and expertise to feed communities, design culinary curriculums,
build smart kitchens, and lead trainings on food safety and sanitation in communities
around the world.

To check out what happens next, follow #wckchefnetwork on Twitter and Facebook,
and visit to see the Chef Network profiles.

About World Central Kitchen

World renowned chef, José Andrés, brings his passion for the power of food to World
Central Kitchen, an action-based non-profit organization finding creative solutions to
hunger and poverty. Today, WCK is hard at work in Haiti, Dominican Republic and soon
Africa, empowering the people to be part of the solution - with focus on smart kitchens,
clean cook stoves, job training and local agriculture. Visit
to learn more.

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