WCK responds to biggest CA earthquake in 20 years

Our Chef Relief Team first arrived in Ridgecrest, California last week after the area was shaken by a 6.4 earthquake. Late Friday evening, while our team was on the ground assessing needs with the Red Cross and local officials, a second — and much larger — earthquake hit. Recorded as a magnitude 7.1, this second earthquake was 11 times stronger than the first, causing extensive damage to Ridgecrest and surrounding towns.

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Culinary School Graduate Highlight: Kervens Pierre

Earlier this month, WCK was fortunate to have one of our recent École des Chefs (EDC) graduates, Kervens Pierre, in Washington, DC to attend Dine-N-Dash. Kervens graduated from EDC, WCK's culinary school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in May. Immediately after his graduation, Kervens began an internship as a line cook at EG Nicks restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan.Kervens told us that becoming a chef was always in him.

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WCK celebrates our 7th annual Dine-N-Dash!

Last night, Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen hosted the 7th annual Dine-N-Dash in our hometown of Washington, DC! More than 3,200 WCK supporters joined us for an evening full of food, drinks, and fun. And in our most successful event to date, Dine-N-Dash raised funds to directly support both WCK’s emergency relief efforts around the world and our long-term programs in the Caribbean and Central America.

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Field Dispatch: José and the #ChefsForMozambique team serve 250,000 meals

Last month, the WCK Chef Relief Team landed in Beira, Mozambique just days after Cyclone Idai slammed into southern Africa. What we found when we arrived was devastating. Nearly 2 million people were in need. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced. More than 1 million acres of crops were destroyed. Communities were completely cut off due to flooding.

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WCK activates #ChefsForMozambique after Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai is being called one of the worst weather-related disasters to ever hit southern Africa. 1.85 million people are in need. Right now, more than 400,000 people in Mozambique are displaced, and many of them have lost everything. There are 1 million people without electricity and 1.2 million acres of crops flooded. There is such a great need for support, which is why WCK has activated #ChefsForMozambique.

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