Celeb chef Jose An­dres calls fired cafe­te­ria worker a ‘hero’

The News-Times - - OPINION -

CANAAN, N.H. — The plight of a fired school cafe­te­ria worker in New Hamp­shire has caught the at­ten­tion of award-win­ning chef Jose An­dres.

Bon­nie Kim­ball was fired by a food sup­ply ven­dor for Mas­coma Val­ley Re­gional High School on March 28, a day af­ter giv­ing a free lunch to a stu­dent who couldn’t pay. The com­pany later of­fered to re­hire Kim­ball but she de­clined. In the mean­time, she has re­ceived an out­pour­ing of sup­port — from co-work­ers who quit in protest to strangers who have raised more than $5,000 on her be­half.

An­dres, who owns restau­rants in Wash­ing­ton, Las Ve­gas and other cities, is known for his ef­forts to help Puerto Rico af­ter Hur­ri­cane Maria. He tweeted a link Fri­day to a news story about Kim­ball, prais­ing her and ad­ver­tis­ing job open­ings at his restau­rants. While he did not ex­plic­itly of­fer her a job in the tweet, many of his fans re­sponded as if he had.

“The hero is Bon­nie Kim­ball! If she needs a job we have open­ings at (at)think­food­group if you know her, let her know!” he wrote.

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