#chefsforpuertorico

MOST RECENT

A fun #TBT with the remarkable @AndersonCooper, who captured our #ChefsForPuertoRico story and spirit brilliantly on 60 Minutes — in a piece that feels like it was filmed a million years ago. Click the link in my bio to learn about the islandwide feeding program I’ve proudly been leading here on the ground since Hurricane Maria, bringing to life the vision of my brother @chefjoseandres alongside the most remarkable boricua team imaginable. #PuertoRicoSeLevanta

We love each other. Can you tell?! Our team is a family, and has been united in friendship and service since day one of #ChefsForPuertoRico… seven months ago. We work together all day — long, intense, draining hours — and still want to be together all night, scheming and dreaming and laughing and living. Thank you to the best team/collaborators/inspirations ever. PS power is back! 💡🇵🇷🙏🏾 #migente #workaholics

*Repost @wckitchen - Nothing like fresh produce to brighten up a meal! Our #ChefsForPuertoRico team are experts at sourcing local ingredients and incorporating them into hearty and nourishing meals for those who need them.




@wckitchen is still in Puerto Rico doing amazing work. Join us in honoring their disaster relief efforts on May 1st at the #PowerofFood @lafoodbowl event!

Complete power outage throughout Puerto Rico, but we were still able to dispatch meals for 3,500 people today. #chefsforpuertorico standing strong through adversity even 7 months after the hurricane. #feedingthehungry #sustainablecooking #cheflife

All hail the power of Mother Nature and human beings. ☀️💦🌱🙌🏾 Losing electricity across Puerto Rico once again is a painful, pressing reminder of the critical importance of resiliency — when it comes to power, water, agriculture, relief, recovery, life in general. Millions of American citizens across this island are left POWERLESS in the dark today — this time for 24 to 36 hours at least, an unfathomable seven months after Hurricane Maria, further proof of the fragility of failing antiquated infrastructure.

Exploring and seeing the fruits of Siembra Tres Vidas farm (that we proudly purchase from for #ChefsForPuertoRico) in the stunning mountains of Aibonito — newly expanded and majority owned and operated by badass Boricua women, no less — reminds me of the promise of renewable, regenerative, resilient techniques and solutions.

We CAN do this. The question is: can we harness collective will to cocreate new approaches, systems, paradigms — and do so effectively, rapidly, efficiently, inclusively and at scale?

BLACKOUT ACROSS PUERTO RICO. Our entire island is without power AGAIN.

There is ZERO power generation at this point, per AEE. If feels like Hurricane Maria just happened yesterday, when we were often cooking in the dark, rather than suffering from a still unstable grid seven months after the devastating storm.

It will be 24 to 36 hours until power is restored. Millions of American citizens are living in a state of crisis, including the sick, elderly, children, most vulnerable populations.

In need of food? Tell us! Our #ChefsForPuertoRico kitchens are running somehow, some way — and we will dispatch to serve, as we humbly do every day. A la orden.

But we must do more! Please join us to make noise, to speak up and speak out about the need for concrete, swift, massive action by the federal government to support Puerto Rico. THIS. MUST. CHANGE. Meanwhile, our grassroots movements, non-profits and local businesses recommit to the work to ensure #PuertoRicoSeLevanta. Juntos. Para siempre.

We're grateful for the expertise and leadership of our #ChefsForPuertoRico team, like @ChefVentura. He helped volunteers prepare and deliver meals to the central mountains of Puerto Rico from our Adjuntas kitchen!

Do you know about vertical farming? 👩🏽‍🌾🌱💦 I visited @sweetwaterfarmpr to learn about this innovative, efficient, sustainable technique AND taste off-the-charts golden beets, rainbow chard, the first Puerto Rican blueberries I’ve ever tasted, truly perfectional strawberries and much more. We’ll be purchasing local produce from this Barranquitas agricultural wonder for our #ChefsForPuertoRico kitchens beginning this week! #eatlocal #buylocal #supportlocal

Nothing like fresh produce to brighten up a meal! Our #ChefsForPuertoRico team are experts at sourcing local ingredients and incorporating them into hearty and nourishing meals for those who need them.

Special delivery to our kitchen today: eggplant straight from the farm! 👩🏽‍🌾🍆👨🏽‍🍳 Fresh. Beautiful. Flavorful. Nutritious. I am always encouraging our #ChefsForPuertoRico team to incorporate a greater variety of seasonal vegetables based on the harvests of our local farm partners… and they work culinary magic in creating healthy hot meals for those in need (and vegan nibbles for me!). Bring on the creative eggplant dishes! 🍴🔪🇵🇷

More blessings come from giving than receiving. (Acts 20:35). SWIPE ⬅️
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Since September, @wckitchen has provided a steady supply of chef-prepared meals to victims of Hurricane Maria—over 3.2 million to date. They serve 5,000-10,000 meals per day to areas of Puerto Rico that are in dire need.

I was able to witness how food has the power to transform and empower communities in need while volunteering with #ChefsForPuertoRico in San Juan along with my sis, @1sexyjamaican1 and other travelers from across the U.S. This was such a humbling, loving experience and I am so happy I was able to help in some way. ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏼.
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Sat down with Jesús today to talk about Hurricane Maria and the state of PR. Imagine not being able to talk to your family for weeks after that storm. Imagine walking to your old neighbor, freshly destroyed; hugging your mother in the dark just to make sure your family was still alive. His story was amazing. #cantgohometwice #documentary #puertorico #chefsforpuertorico #canon #c300mkii #c100mkii #atomos

Every day, we're bringing farmers and chefs together to prepare locally-sourced, nutritious meals for communities in need across Puerto Rico. It's the #ChefsForPuertoRico way!

Happy birthday to my sister AKA of the most #badass woman I know @erinschrode
From Costco runs at 4 am to deploy all the cold meats, cheeses and water in order to have enough product to make food for people in need, taking private jets packed with food and water to a place that hadn’t had any help 1 month after the hurricane #vieques ,meetings until 3 am to organize the set up of new kitchens and vendors after working 16 hour shifts and being back at the kitchen at 6 , walking down the streets with plates full of food to give to people that hadn’t had a meal in weeks, deliver water filters ,and together, being part of the leading team of one of the most extraordinary causes I’ve helped in.. #chefsforpuertorico !
I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with you! Thank you for that 2-7 am visit lol sister time was much needed! Enjoy this birthday to the MAX ... you deserve that and more !
I ❤️you!!! Happy birthday 🎂🎁🎉!!!

Perks of leading #ChefsForPuertoRico? Not only eating well and serving humbly on my birthday and every day, but learning how to prepare world class plant-based versions of the best in Puerto Rican cuisine from scratch with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. This is my first alcapurria filled with a mushroom-pepper picadillo, guineo escabeche, malanga chips, chayote ceviche (aka heaven on earth), mango pique, salsa de piña and avocado (… really hoping I got it all right, chefs). Hungry? Inspired? Come cook with @ChefVivoni at our @WCKitchen Adjuntas mountain kitchen or in San Juan or Vieques or anywhere you can reach and desire to serve alongside our remarkable team! #foodistheanswer

I love living somewhere over the rainbow #islandlife

Business as usual for the #ChefsForPuertoRico team! Local ingredients + dedicated volunteers = wholesome meals for those who need them.

Bartending for @chefjoseandres for #DineNDash and #WorldCentralKitchen. Chef Andres has prepared 3.5 Million meals for those in need! We are HONORED to be a part of an organization and a man who is making a GLOBAL IMPACT on the world!
#ChefsForPuertoRico #PuertoRico #GivingBack @change4g @sugarrimbar

💔God bless #ChefsForPuertoRico This level of commitment..IN THE DARK. Again.💔 @wckitchen is the REAL DEAL. Support them in away way you can.
#Repost @erinschrode Puerto Rico is without power. AGAIN. At least 700,000 citizens of the United States are without power and too many without generators, nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria. The 50900 line that runs north-south through the island is down, affecting much of San Juan and beyond. This latest outage acts as a reminder about how fragile our post-emergency “recovery” landscape remains. We need to prioritize resiliency or face dire, costly, tragic, potentially fatal consequences again and again and…

NEED FOOD? We’re here to serve with #ChefsForPuertoRico, cooking and dispatching hot meals daily to respond to the need that persists and spikes on days like today.

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