José Andrés has helped feed thousands following natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Houston and Los Angeles. He’s stood up for immigrants around the country. He’s also taken the stage at the Academy Awards and feuded with President Donald Trump. Now, the D.C.-based chef and restaurateur is a member of Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The 2018 Time 100 list, released Thursday, marks Andrés’ second time on the list. He first appeared in the 2012 edition.
“José is also a hero whose greatness transcends culinary excellence,” writes celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse in his entry. “His relief efforts in natural-disaster-stricken places like Haiti and Puerto Rico have had profound and lasting effects.”