Celebrity Chef Who Closed Down Trump Hotel Restaurant Provides Thanksgiving Meals for Puerto Rico


As a part of his #ChefsForPuertoRico movement, celebrity culinary artist Jose Andres has provided the still-struggling island territory thousands of meals for Thanksgiving.

“Our great team in Vieques cooking 2,000 thanksgiving meals! Thank you to Carlos and Eva! They are the leaders of an impossible dream… #ChefsForPuertoRico,” tweeted Andres.

According to another one of his tweets, the celebrity chef was able to gather 12,000 turkey breasts and 100 whole birds for Puerto Ricans who are still reeling post-Hurricane Maria. Andres helps run a disaster-aid nonprofit called World Central Kitchen — which was already responsible for helping provide many meals for residents of the island.

His name first gained prominence in political circles when he opted to shut-down the production of one of his would-be restaurants in Trump International Hotel after President Donald Trump referred to some Mexican immigrants as drug dealers, criminals, and “rapists.” As a Spanish immigrant himself, Andres has been outspoken in defending Americans with similar backgrounds in-light of Trump’s candidacy and subsequent presidency.

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