World Central Kitchen co-founder and chef José Andrés travels the world feeding people in need in the trailer for the new Nat Geo documentary We Feed People directed by Ron Howard.
“I love the word cook. The word cook in Spanish is ‘cocinero.’ And ‘cocinero’ is a person on the stove, feeling the fire,” José Andrés says in the trailer for We Feed People
Streaming May 27 on Disney+, the documentary follows Andrés from Haiti to Madagascar, from North Carolina to the Navajo Nation, and from Puerto Rico to Washington D.C. as he brings aid to people who are struggling to access food.
“For me, it was very clear that I wanted to create an organization that we would be able to respond to events that disturb the lives of people,” Andrés adds in the trailer. “We are here with a simple emission. To make sure that food is an agent of change.”
Andrés immigrated to the U.S. from Spain over 30 years ago, and after opening restaurants all over the world, he turned to activism. He co-founded his NGO World Central Kitchen with chef and National Humanities Medal recipient James Beard in 2010. Since then, the group has been on the front lines of crisis locations, creating food systems by recruiting local cooks in areas struck by disaster.
In We Feed People, Howard follows Andrés and the World Central Kitchen team as they do their job in places around the world where changing climate sometimes requires the team to make split-second decisions in life-threatening emergencies.
We Feed People is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Meredith Kaulfers, and Walter Matteson. The documentary is executive produced by Nate Mook, Carolyn Bernstein, Michael Rosenberg, Louisa Velis, and Richard Wolffe.
Watch the trailer for We Feed People, out May 27 on Disney+, above.
Main Image: José Andrés in front of the recently exploded Beirut port. (Credit: National Geographic/Chris Kousouros)/