Chef Jose Andres Vs. Ivanka Trump, Was There Really Beef After a Selfie?

Chef Jose Andres Vs. Ivanka Trump, Was There Really Beef After a Selfie?

Over the weekend, Celebrity Chef turned Activist Jose Andres posted a selfie expressing disappointment after allegedly not being permitted entry to an event at a restaurant at the restaurant owner and Ivanka Trump’s request.  

Franco Nuschese, who owns Café Milano in Washington, D.C. and the first daughter have denied that there was any unfair treatment to Andres.

"I was a guest of the #alfalfaclubdinner2018 'everyone' welcome to the after party, but I'm the only individual not allow in? Is because @IvankaTrump told you so? You should be ashamed of yourself Franco," tweeted Andres on Saturday. 

"I am thankful for Jose's clarification," said Ivanka Trump in a statement to “CNN.” "I had nothing to do with anything that transpired relating to him last night at the restaurant."

Ivanka Trump apparently also responded directly to his complaint and Andres took it as an opportunity to address a political issue near and dear to his heart.

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New York's Anticipated Hudson Yards Signs On London-Based rhubarb For Two Restaurants

New York's Anticipated Hudson Yards Signs On London-Based rhubarb For Two Restaurants

Hudson Yards is a 28-acre neighborhood that is being built in Manhattan’s West Side.

With phase one of the urban development set to open 2018, the site is expected to be the next city center of New York. Not only will Hudson Yards have commercial and retail spaces, but it will also boast residential and public areas in order to appeal to locals and visitors alike. "We're all those things rolled into one, and it's that rolled into one that will give it its dynamism. Every New Yorker will have a reason to go to Hudson Yards...," Jay Cross president of Related Hudson Yards told Inc.com.

The idea for this neighborhood is to have multi-purposed buildings where people will be able to live, work and play. One of the reasons New Yorkers will want to visit Hudson Yards will be to experience all the dining options the neighborhood will provide starting March 2019.

The latest hospitality giant to sign on is London-based rhubarb, with two major eateries to be located at the Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group’s complex development employing over 250 people.

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Chef José Andrés' Relief Operation In Puerto Rico Shuts Down

Chef José Andrés' Relief Operation In Puerto Rico Shuts Down

After a long month of hard work, Chef José Andrés is finally winding down his Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Today, the cooking operation working out of San Juan’s Coliseo de Puerto Rico— organized by the Spanish-American chef’s nonprofit, World Central Kitchens— is shutting down, as reported by the “New York Times.”

A team of almost 500 volunteers would prepare as much as 30,000 ham and cheese sandwiches per day in makeshift kitchens at the island’s largest stadium, which served as the latest headquarters of the relief efforts.

Volunteers would also cook on giant paella pans every morning to serve hungry Puerto Ricans full plates of rice and sausage. The team effort included local pastors, cooking students, food-truck drivers, and some of Chef Andrés’ own chef staff that was flown down to help with the cooking operations.

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