Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: José Andrés
Tuesday, December 10 | 6:15 PM | (MOVED TO) Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center
Join Tisch College for a conversation about humanitarian aid, food policy, and transforming communities through the power of food. Twice named to Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list and awarded “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, New York Times best-selling author, educator, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. One of the most famous chefs in America and a pioneer of Spanish tapas in the U.S., Andrés has been a tireless advocate for immigration reform, food policy, and disaster relief. In 2015, President Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal at the White House. He is founder of the nonprofit World Central Kitchen, which has earned global respect for its chef-driven humanitarian and disaster relief operations, providing nearly four million meals for those in need in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria and over two million meals in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. He was nominated for a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and received an honorary degree from Tufts University earlier this year. Follow the conversation live at #JoseAndresAtTufts.
This event is sponsored by Tisch College, the Office of the Provost, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts Dining Services, the Environmental Studies Program, the Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative, and the Fletcher Food Policy Club.