Undiscovered: HAITI with José Andrés on KLVX Las Vegas Sunday, September 27

Undiscovered: HAITI with José Andrés

world-renowned chef, author, television host, and philanthropist, José Andrés,
plans to debut a new, one-hour special this month on Las Vegas’ KLVX, Sunday, September 27th, called “Undiscovered: HAITI with José Andrés” in partnership with National Geographic Studios for PBS. 
Undiscovered: HAITI with José Andrés on KLVX Las Vegas Sunday, September 27The program will allow viewers to see Haiti through the chef’s eyes and will follow Andrés as he explores the Caribbean country with guests like former president Bill Clinton and Iron Chef Mario Batali. As the founder of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit foundation bringing smart solutions to hunger and poverty in developing nations, chef Andrés is no stranger to Haiti. In addition, after the January 2010 earthquake that hit, Andrés flew to Haiti to cook for those in need as to offer a sustainable solution to the problem. Through “Undiscovered,” he will share with viewers the history, culture, cuisine, and natural beauty of the often overlooked nation. In the words of chef Andrés, ”this is what Haiti needs; not our pity, but our respect. And our feet on the ground.”
“Undiscovered Haiti” will be broadcast on PBS stations – which serves almost 120 million viewers per week.

About José Andrés 
José Andrés is an internationally acclaimed chef, culinary innovator, author, educator, and advocate. Named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation, he is the chef and founder of ThinkFoodGroup and its renowned twenty-one restaurants in DC, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles and Puerto Rico. A pioneer of introducing the United States to traditional Spanish tapas and avant-garde cuisine, Andrés teaches at Harvard and George Washington Universities, and co-founded and is dean of the Spanish Culinary Arts program at the International Culinary Center.
As a committed advocate of food and hunger issues, Andrés was named to TIME magazine’s “Time 100” list of the most influential people in the world, and has addressed audiences at the World Economic Forum in Davos, The Atlantic, and TED. Known for championing the role of chefs in the national debate on food policy, he is the founder of World Central Kitchen and chairman emeritus of DC Central Kitchen, a spokesperson of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” anti-obesity campaign, and writes regularly for National Geographic’s food blog The Plate on food policy.
About José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup 
ThinkFoodGroup, founded by award-winning chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, is the creative team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Puerto Rico, including minibar by José Andrés, Jaleo at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills and South Beach. The company also oversees all of the creative and educational efforts for José Andrés, an internationally recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, educator, and television personality. Named to Time’s “100 Most Influential” list and awarded Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation, Andrés is credited with creating the “Spanish food boom” in America. He is the Dean of the Spanish Studies program at the International Culinary Center, and was host and executive producer of Made in Spain on PBS. His cookbooks include Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America. Andrés teaches at Harvard and George Washington University. In late 2010, José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup launched World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit which aims to feed and empower vulnerable people in humanitarian crises around the world. For more information, visit www.thinkfoodgroup.com