José Andrés — Chef, Restaurateur, Humanitarian

Date: 7 p.m., April 6, 2021

José Andrés is a Michelin-starred, James Beard Award-winning Spanish-American chef. He is the author of three cookbooks and the New York Times best-selling book We Fed an Island, which describes how Andrés and his team cooked for hundreds of thousands of hungry Americans in Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Andrés advocates for sustainability in the restaurant industry and his line of restaurants includes many that are focused on serving sustainably grown and  harvested foods.
His newest book, Vegetables Unleashed, describes how the home cook can approach preparing vegetables in fresh and surprising ways that help to reduce food waste and reduce our carbon footprint. He will appear in conversation with a local Peninsula food personality to discuss his recent work.

Our Host – Jesse Cool of Flea Street Cafe

José will be joined in conversation by local author and restaurateur Jesse Ziff Cool, Jesse isthe author of seven cookbooks and through the years has written for dozens of publications. Jesse currently operates the legendary Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park and Cantors Arts @ Stanford University. Jesse is a lecturer for Stanford’s Department of Education using her home garden and kitchen as a model classroom.

She created Farm Fresh at Stanford Hospital, an organic, local menu option for -patients. She continues to consult to institutional food service and health care maintaining that “Food Is Medicine” and a major area in which those that need healthy, clean and delicious food are deserving for everyone.

“The business of feeding people is the most amazing business in the world.”

—José Andrés

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