Monumental Sports and Entertainment chairman Ted Leonsis had a very good take on Tuesday. Leonsis tweeted that world famous chef José Andrés “should be Time’s Man Of The Year.”
Leonsis was reacting to a 60 Minutes feature on Andrés done by Anderson Cooper, which first aired on CBS Sunday night. Cooper profiled the chef’s efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Days after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Andrés flew to the island with $10,000 of his own money in cash and as many credit cards as he could find.
The first day Andrés arrived, he made about a 1,000 meals. Two months later, after recruiting an army of volunteers and chefs, he’s serving 100,000 meals a day and has given out 3 million hot meals total. His passion has lifted up an island on the brink of disaster.