Chef José Andrés, awarded with a portrait in Washington
A portrait of the Spanish chef Jose Andres (52 years old) will be part of a prestigious collection that will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington for the work of his NGO World Central Kitchen.
In 2012, the famous chef founded the organization to deal with food shortages in the world and, in particular, by donating food to victims in disaster areas.
The Asturian chef will receive the “Portrait of a Nation” award at the museum’s annual gala and will be honored along with six other figures awarded for their impact on the United States, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, medical authority on the coronavirus pandemic in the country, the tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, and the filmmaker Ava DuVernay.
The exhibition can be visited until October 2023, at which time the portraits will become part of the permanent collection of the art gallery. During this time, the gallery hopes to raise 3 million dollars that will be allocated to funds for its activities.