Chicago chef honors 7 World Central Kitchen workers killed in Gaza as heroes

World Central Kitchen chef killed in Israeli airstrike

A Chicago chef has paid tribute to seven World Central Kitchen workers who were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza. The humanitarian group had coordinated their movements with the Israeli Defense Forces, yet they were hit and killed by Israeli fire in what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to as a tragic accident.

The logo of World Central Kitchen was visible on the caravan vehicles in the video of the blast. One of the workers killed, Zomi Francom from Australia, was involved in providing food for the same group that Chicago chef Tony Priolo, of Piccolo Sogno, had worked with during the war in Ukraine. Priolo expressed his deep sadness over the loss of life and considered them heroes for their selfless dedication.

Priolo expressed his willingness to volunteer in Gaza if given the opportunity, highlighting the chefs’ commitment to cooking and feeding people. The founder of World Central Kitchen, celebrity chef José Andrés, referred to the workers who died as his “sisters and brothers” and “angels,” emphasizing the impact of their work in providing aid to those in need.

By Riley Johnson

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