You might admire him for his philanthropic work addressing world hunger in times of crisis or for pioneering Spanish tapas in the United States. If you are a fan of world renown chef José Andrés, you can pay to see him virtually as part of the Broward College Speaker Series this month.
Andres will speak about current hunger issues and empowering communities. His virtual speaking engagement called “Changing the World Through the Power of Food” is May 17 at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at BrowardCollegeSpeakerSeries.com.
Anyone who previously purchased a ticket to see Andrés was given the option to keep their ticket and receive a VIP virtual meet and greet with the chef. Or they could receive a full refund.
Ticket holders with registered email addresses will receive a unique Zoom link on the day of the rescheduled event, according to organizers.
Andrés is the chef-owner of more than 30 restaurants and the Pepe Food Truck — currently in the Virginia area — as part of his ThinkFoodGroup. His South Florida beachside restaurant, The Bazaar, celebrates Latin and Caribbean food influences. The location reopened at the SLS South Beach in June of last year after his original location, The Bazaar Mar at the SLS Brickell, abruptly closed in March 2019 because the hotel changed ownership.
Time magazine named Andrés one of the “100 Most Influential People” in 2012 and 2018. He was also named “Outstanding Chef” and “Humanitarian of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation.