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Celebrity Chef Sets up Kitchens in Bahamas to Help Feed Storm Survivors

Anytime there's a massive natural or man-made disaster, he's there with his crew - and some very large paella pans.


Chef José Andrés knows a thing or two about setting up a kitchen in the middle of complete chaos. Andrés founded World Central Kitchen ten years ago, a non-profit that helps get food to communities that are hard hit by storms and other natural and man-made disasters.

Andrés and his team are currently on the ground in the Bahamas where they're setting up and preparing to serve hot meals to those who have been displaced by Hurricane Dorian. Volunteers with WCK will be working out of resorts on Grand Bahama Island and Abaco as well as in shelters throughout the region.

Watch below as WCK volunteers in the Bahamas prepare sandwiches for storm survivors.

(Source: World Central Kitchen Facebook )

Updates on Andrés' Twitter page show the devastating results of the hurricane after it ripped through the Bahamas, specifically on the Abaco Islands.

(Source: @chefjoseandres )

"This footage from a pilot surveying the damage on Abaco is heartbreaking @opmthebahamas officials able to see for the first time. I am hoping to land there this afternoon with sandwiches and fruit, and @WCKitchen will try to establish relief kitchen immediately. #ChefsForBahamas"

Updates from World Central Kitchen show chefs and volunteers setting up kitchens and packing donations of fruit and sandwiches to be shipped by helicopter to the islands. They were slated to begin cooking hot meals this morning and are identifying sites for cooking on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands in the coming days.

(Source: @WCKitchen )

While the threat to the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. has lessened over the last 24 hours, Andrés and his team have multiple kitchens up and running on the Florida coast to help those who are already in shelters due to expected flooding.

"We like to be quick and fast near the action so immediately we can be part of the reconstruction," Andrés told CNN.

(Source: @chefjoseandres )

Judging by the damage the storm and its aftermath have had on the islands, Andrés and his crew will be helping the people in the Bahamas for a long time to come.

If you would like to help Andrés and his crew, you can make a donation to the World Central Kitchen online or donate by texting FOOD to 80100.

You can also consider volunteering for the World Central Kitchen .

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