Oviedo, Spain, Jun 30 (EFE) .- Spanish chef José Andrés Puerta and the NGO World Central Kitchen he founded to supply meals in areas affected by natural disasters were on Tuesday granted the prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Concord.
He has been nominated on several occasions for the prestigious Best Chef Award, has received numerous awards and has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in the past.
The World Central Kitchen, which has been distributing food to residents of the apartment block that collapsed in Miami last week, has served over a dozen countries since its founding in 2010, distributing millions of meals and bringing together some 45,000 volunteers.
Called the child prodigy of culinary Washington, he is considered the main exporter of Spanish cuisine to the United States, where he owns some 20 restaurants. EFE