Chef, Founder of World Central Kitchen, and owner of ThinkFoodGroup
Chef José Andrés, world-renowned chef, author and food policy advocate, is owner of ThinkFoodGroup, which includes celebrated restaurants around the United States. Andres became a Culinary Ambassador and leader of the Alliance Chef Corp in September 2011 and was nominated by Time Magazine in 2012 as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Andres is also the founder of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit committed to addressing food insecurity by investing in long-term sustainable strategies and is a passionate advocate of clean cooking solutions. He has reached out to other well-known global chefs to raise public awareness about household air pollution and to garner support for a suite of comprehensive clean cooking solutions.
Chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC
Pati Jinich is a cookbook author, cooking teacher and chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC and host of the PBS series, Pati’s Mexican Table. Pati was born and raised in Mexico City and comes from a family of accomplished cooks. In 2007, she launched "Mexican Table” an ongoing series of culinary programs. Her first cookbook, Pati’s Mexican Table: The Secrets of Mexican Home Cooking published in March 2013.
Pati is a regular guest on many television programs, and has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other U.S. national and regional press. Pati was invited to cook at the White House for the President of the United States’ Cinco de Mayo celebration. She has a passion for promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle for children and families, and is a member of Les Dames D’Escoffier, the International Association of Women Chefs and Restauranteurs, and the Kitchen Cabinet for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
Chef at Kenyan Kitchen
Susan Kamau is a consultant, cook, and a lover of food, as well as the founder and chef behind Kenyan Kitchen. Her natural exuberance and talent for communication have led her to become Kenya's most celebrated chef. Chef Kamau is a champion for clean cooking in Kenya and is assisting the Alliance with its consumer outreach campaign in the country.
Chef at Khana Khazana India Pvt. Ltd.
Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine today. He is chef extraordinaire, TV show host, author of best-selling cookbooks, restaurant consultant, co-owner of a TV channel, and winner of several important national and international culinary awards. He is also working to help empower Indian women through clean cooking to become self-sufficient.
Chef at Cambodia Hotel Association
Luu Meng is a native Cambodian who single-handedly developed some of Cambodia’s top kitchens and is at the forefront of the country’s dining revolution. Named in 2014 as Asia’s top chef, Meng is the head chef of Phnom Penh’s Malis restaurant, owner of the Almond Group of restaurants. The famed Khmer celebrity chef is known throughout Cambodia for his gourmet adaptations of traditional Cambodian dishes.