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Spanish celebrity chef feeds Beirut blast victims
12 August 2020 @ 11:59

SPANISH celebrity chef José Andrés has travelled to Beirut to hand out food parcels following the devastating explosion which has left at least 150 dead and 5,000 injured.

Andrés, originally from Asturias, has lived in the USA for over 25 years and runs the ThinkFoodGroup restaurant chain, which famously pulled out of a deal to open an eatery in a planned Trump Towers hotel in Washington DC in protest over the then presidential candidate's disparaging comments about Latin American migrants.

As well as his successful dining enterprise, Andrés runs the charity World Central Kitchen, which gave out free sandwiches and soup last January to long-unpaid civil servants during Trump's shutdown and provided meals for evacuees in the Bahamas during Hurricane Dorian.

Andrés, additionally, offered a job to the dinner lady who was sacked for letting a schoolboy have a free US$8 lunch because his parents could not afford to pay.

Once again, the chef has come up trumps for an international disaster, having just landed in the Lebanese capital and, in one day, distributed 6,600 sandwiches in 30 different points in the city.



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