World Central Kitchen to provide meals for Diamond Princess

Feb 18, 2020

The Non-profit organization World Central Kitchen established by the celebrity chef José Andrés and his wife, has placed an off-site kitchen in front of the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess to help get meals to all onboard.

The Relief Team has been on the ground in Yokohama, Japan for the past 5 days supporting efforts related to the Diamond Princess coronavirus quarantine. World Central Kitchen has worked hard to established an off-site kitchen and system to get fresh meals to the ship in a safe manner.

Princess Cruises said in a statement that Diamond Princess will be “integrating WCK meals into our food service options,” which include breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Internationally-Recognized Chef and Humanitarian José Andrés, shared a video on Twitter saying “This is how we at WCKitchen build a field kitchen in 15 seconds!”

On behalf of all the crew around the world, we would like to say Thank you for your unconditional support. Your hard work is much appreciated by all of us.

World Central Kitchen was founded by Chef José Andrés in 2010 after the devastating earthquake in Haiti with the belief that food can be an agent of change. We have expanded globally and have developed into a group of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty. Since the World Central Kitchen's inception, their work has affected communities in Brazil, Cambodia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, Zambia, and the United States.