Chef Jose Andres mobilizes hurricane relief effort

A video still featuring chef Jose Andres in a kitchen where sandwiches are being prepared for the hurricane relief effort in the Bahamas.

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Jose Andres has begun relief efforts to help bring food to the people of northwestern Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Andres' nonprofit relief organization, World Central Kitchen (an initiative that was born in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017), is using the kitchens of Atlantis Paradise Island to prepare sandwiches for those in need in Grand Bahama Island and Abaco once the storm and bands of wind finally move away from the Bahamas and access to the islands is possible.

"If kitchens are destroyed on Grand Bahama and Abaco, we will build them and cook in big paella pans," Andres said on Twitter. 

Andres said that guests at Atlantis are joining in the relief effort with families and their children pitching in in the kitchens to help make ham and cheese sandwiches, along with a piece of fruit.

Hot plates will follow, once delivery access improves.

Atlantis suffered no damage from Hurricane Dorian and remained fully operational during the hurricane's slow passage over the northwestern Bahamas. 

The resort has launched the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund with 100% of the funds raised to be donated to the Bahamas Red Cross for relief efforts.


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