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
"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
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