Andrés Visits Universities at Shady Grove

It’s official: there is now a José Andrés holiday in Montgomery County.

During Andrés’ visit to the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville on Monday, County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro presented the world renowned chef with a proclamation declaring Oct. 28 as José Andrés Day in Montgomery County. The proclamation is intended to honor Andrés—a Bethesda resident who founded World Central Kitchen to offer food relief to people in need—for his humanitarian efforts.

Andrés’ visited USG to discuss “Ingredients for Change” with Manna Food Center CEO Jackie DeCarlo. During the discussion, Andrés took questions from students about ways people can improve food relief efforts in Montgomery County.

Prior to the discussion, Andrés met with culinary students from University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program in the Marriott Teaching Kitchen. He also visited USG’s Mobile Market, a monthly food distribution program that’s supported by Capital Area Food Bank.

Here’s a sample of the advice Andrés gave to students:

Andres also spoke to his reporters about what it was like to throw the first pitch at the World Series on Sunday night:

Photos of Andrés at Universities of Shady Grove

  • Universities at Shady Grove (Carolyn Raskauskas/MyMCMedia)

  • Chef José Andrés at Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville (Carolyn Raskauskas/MyMCMedia).

Social Media from Andrés’s visit to Universities of Shady Grove

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One Response to “Andrés Visits Universities at Shady Grove”

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    On October 29, 2019 at 9:08 am responded with... #

    Providing short term food relief for those in need is great. Providing real jobs as President Trump is doing is even better as those in need can now help themselves. No social program can substitute for a full-employment economy.

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