Chef José Andrés Rises As the 2018 James Beard Humanitarian Honoree

Chef José Andrés Rises As the 2018 James Beard Humanitarian Honoree

James Beard Award-winning Chef, Restaurateur, and Philanthropist José Andrés has been named the recipient of the 2018 James Beard Humanitarian Award.

You may remember hearing about Andrés recently when the celebrity chef turned activist opted to Tweet a selfie expressing he was allegedly not allowed to enter an event in Washington D.C., at the restaurant owner’s and Ivanka Trump’s request. When the first daughter personally replied back to Andrés clarifying that she had nothing to do with the misunderstanding, the chef took the opportunity to bring up a political issue close to him—immigration.

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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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