Chef José Andrés Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Chef José Andrés Has Been Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

The great humanitarian José Andrés may add "Nobel laureate" to his list of accomplishments.

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Anthony Bourdain once called chef José Andrés a "national hero" for his humanitarian work in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. And now, Andrés is in line to formalize that sentiment, shared by many — and immortalize it — as he's been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Maryland congressman John Delaney confirmed that he has nominated the restauranteur for the 2019 prize, according to The Washington Post. Delaney (who will be running for president in 2020) couldn't discuss specifics of the nomination per the committee's rules, but the chef's relief efforts around the world — including stateside — have been vast, well organized, and seemingly inexhaustible.

Deadline for nominees is February 1; the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce the prize winners next October.

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