Karla Hoyos has spent the last six weeks in Poland, on the border with Ukraine, cooking 12,000 meals a day for war evacuees with chef José Andrés’ nonprofit World Central Kitchen.
On the April 14 episode of La Ventanita, the Miami Herald food podcast, Hoyos, a Miami chef with two upcoming South Florida restaurants, will share a first-hand account of feeding the families fleeing the Ukraine-Russian war.
Hoyos has worked with World Central Kitchen since meeting Andrés — a past La Ventanita guest — in Puerto Rico, where his kitchens fed 75,000 meals a day to the victims of Hurricane Maria. Since then, Hoyos has become a regular World Central Kitchen volunteer. But nothing — not an earthquake in Haiti, the condo collapse in Surfside, a hurricane in the Bahamas — prepared her for what she has seen in a country decimated by a Russian invasion.
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This story was originally published April 13, 2022 6:00 AM.