Meet the superhero chefs feeding 23,000 medical personnel across India

The non-profit organisation dedicated to providing disaster response and helping impacted communities rebuild resilient food systems was launched in 2010 by 41-year-old Spanish-American chef José Andrés and his wife.
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World Central Kitchen’s Chef Relief Team works on the frontlines of world crises with its unique model of expedited action using local resources and working with local organisations to create kitchens at multiple locations to serve fresh food to people who need it the most.

The non-profit organisation dedicated to providing disaster response and helping impacted communities rebuild resilient food systems was launched in 2010 by 41-year-old Spanish-American chef José Andrés and his wife.

The organisation has served more than 50 million fresh meals to people affected by crises such as natural disasters across the world, including The Bahamas, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Venezuela, the United States, and most recently, India. 

When the lockdown began in India in 2020, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, a noted philanthropist and celebrity chef – in association with Taj Hotels – began an initiative to serve 250 meals a day to the medical staff at a well-known Mumbai hospital. 

In April 2021, at the peak of the second wave, he spoke to his friend Chef Andrés to discuss how they could scale this effort to other cities across the country. 

The original plan of 1,000 meals a day has expanded significantly, with the team today serving 23,000 meals across 30 hospitals in 10 cities in India.

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“We need to take care of the people who are trying to save every life. What we are doing may be a drop in the ocean, but it is an important one because these ripple effects make people realise that we are with them and that we are going to beat this.”

Chef José Andrés, Founder, World Central Kitchen


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